Mar 30, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Art & Design, Fine Art Track, BA

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Fine Arts majors practice technical skills to develop personal expressions and interpretations that investigate aesthetic and conceptual boundaries of topics relevant in the world today. Students are asked to explore concepts and design through an iterative and reflective creative process, encouraging well-considered final artworks. The program leads Fine Arts majors through four studio levels, Studio I: The Creative Process, Studio II: Skill and Technique, Studio III: Concept: Studio IV: Capstone. Capstone students are mentored by one or more faculty throughout their senior year to create an authentic body of work that is exhibited in the Cawein Gallery on campus. Students also give a presentation about their work during Senior Project Day. The Fine Arts program offers a solid foundation for students wanting to build a portfolio for entry level experience for careers in art, a Master of Arts in Art Education, or a Masters in Fine Arts.


Program Length

Four years for a complete BA degree.  Two years for students transferring in with an AAOT degree.  Program length may vary depending upon the student’s course load and academic progress.

Program Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing a major in Art and Design, students will understand and be able to apply:

  • The Creative Process: Students will be able to use a variety of brainstorming techniques to generate a variety of novel ideas to solve problems.
  • Skill and Technique: Students will have sufficient mastery of one or more media to complete the technical and formal challenges necessary to communicate a concept in a body of original artwork suitable for public exhibition.
  • Context and Concept: Students will be able to develop ideas that are relevant and responsive to the world around them.
  • Communication: Students will be able to clearly communicate the content, context, and processes of their work visually, orally, and in writing.
  • Deliberate Practice: Students will demonstrate behaviors, such as curiosity, initiative, and persistence, through an iterative method of discovery that helps them improve their work.

Baccalaureate Degree Core Requirements   

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