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With an emphasis on strong design, craftsmanship, and relevant computer skills, AV is your first step to a successful career in today’s challenging art scene.

The AV studio art degree program provides students advanced study in drawing, painting, printmaking, letterpress, and book arts with a strong beginning in foundations courses followed by an admissions portfolio review. This fine arts program builds your visual literacy through study of art history, providing you a firm knowledge of the history and vocabulary of the visual arts.

The studio art degree prepares students to become practicing artists, museum educators, museum or gallery preparators, illustrators, or arts administrators. Graduates of this program are also prepared to pursue further study in M.F.A. programs, art therapy, K-12 art education, or art conservation.

According to the  the annual median wage for art and design occupations in 2023 was $51,660.

Format

On Campus

Credit Hours

120

Degree Plan

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Minors

The minor in studio art offers you a chance to broaden your academic experiences through a structured selection of beginning and advanced-level studio art and art history courses. Studying studio art provides hands-on experience in producing art and builds your abilities in visual communication

In an increasingly visual world, art history provides necessary skills in examining and analyzing works of art throughout the span of history. This 18-hour program provides entry to this engaging, multi-disciplinary field and prepares you for further study in art history while enhancing any major or career path with connections to history, culture, and communication.

Art & Design Department 

The AV Art & Design Department educates students for success in the fields of Graphic Design and Studio Art. Through a practice of student-focused instruction and meaningful mentorship, we promote a learning community centered on art, design, art history, critical thinking and visual literacy. We provide Art & Design students opportunities for artistic growth, professional accomplishment, and connection to creative communities.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Art in Studio Art, the student will be able to:

  • Create artworks that exhibit intent and self-evaluation throughout the creative process. 
  • Apply visual literacy knowledge and skills, including principles of design, to analyze and create works of art.
  • Develop refined skills in chosen media, while building familiarity with a range of disciplines.
  • Develop strategies for creating a sustainable practice of artmaking.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of global art history through written and verbal communication.

NASAD Accreditation

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