We offer a variety of concentrations for those pursuing a bachelor's degree, including general art, photography, ceramics and graphic design. We also offer a minor in Art.

General Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts is a studio-intensive concentration giving students a wide range of creative skills to visually express ideas through a variety of art media. Students learn to express themselves and solve problems as part of their artistic development. The curriculum includes courses from all areas of our department. 

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Art

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts is a broad based studio concentration for students interested in art who wish to include a minor as part of their degree. With fewer requirements in studio arts, students have a great deal of flexibility to include a wide range of courses to suit their interests, including humanities, science, mathematics, social/behavioral classes or foreign languages.

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Animation

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Animation concentration prepares students as capable media professionals ready to thrive in the ever-growing entertainment, gaming, filmmaking, and visualization markets. Students develop strong portfolios demonstrating a range of creative skillsets that explore motion, 3D modeling, preproduction, 2D and 3D animation, technical animation, and rigging. Students will also acquire proficiency in industry standard tools as the Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk Maya, Substance, and ZBrush Core.

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Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling

Bachelor of FINE Arts

The BFA in Digital and Visual Storytelling prepares students to be cutting-edge visual storytellers who communicate effectively through a versatile, technology-rich skill set that includes a strong theoretical and technical understanding of filmmaking, theatre performance, writing, directing, and production through multiple forms of expressive media. The program culminates in a capstone course in which students assemble an industry-ready body of work to launch a career on stage, on screen, or behind the camera.

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Drawing/Painting

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Drawing and Painting are contemporary fields in art, steeped in technique and history. Artistic passion is directed to create dynamic visual works with a focus on drawing and painting. Students experience the freedom of material exploration and conceptual development in the visual realization of ideas by incorporating skills developed through both drawing and painting.

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Filmmaking

Filmmaking

Certificate

The Department of Art and Design’s Certificate in Filmmaking provides a focused sequence of courses that guides students through the art and craft of filmmaking. Our Certificate in Filmmaking provides a strong foundation in screenwriting, cinematography, and editing. The sequence culminates with an applied capstone in which students create a substantive documentary or narrative film.

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Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graphic Design is an integral part of today’s culture and society. Our concentration in Graphic Design is a contemporary approach to design incorporating the latest technology with professional practices built around client interaction. Courses begin with basic graphic design processes and advance to design methodologies, typography, illustration, moving image, web design, and conceptual strategies. Students gain proficiency in industry standard tools found in the Adobe Creative Cloud. 

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Printmaking/Photography

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The concentration in Photography and Printmaking combines two rapidly evolving domains with fine arts and commercial applications. This concentration combines the traditional forms of both photography and printmaking with the more contemporary digital applications which keep these areas current in the field. Printmaking techniques include screen printing and relief techniques, while photography teaches both darkroom and digital formats.

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Sculpture/Ceramics

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The concentration in Sculpture and Ceramics offers students a broad range of sculptural experiences in a variety of tactile media. From throwing pots on a wheel to pouring molten iron into molds, our students learn to safely use an array of tools to shape, carve, and fabricate their ideas into three-dimensional works. Both utilitarian and experimental processes are introduced to prepare students for graduate schools and/or as production artists. Our industrial-style sculpture/ceramics studios are designed as functional and inspirational spaces where students incorporate material exploration as part of the creative process.

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Theatre Performance

CERTIFICATE

Theatre Performance prepares students to act on stage and use elements of performance to convey meaning to an audience. As a result, students participate in a range of forums spanning from traditional theatrical performances to spontaneous avant-garde art experiences. Through advanced training and practice in verbal and non-verbal forms of communication, students develop valuable career skills related to public speaking, presentation, writing, and collaboration.

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