BA in Visual Arts

General

Program Description

Mission

The mission of the Visual Arts Program is to prepare our students for rewarding careers in the visual arts through a dynamic visual arts curriculum and a comprehensive liberal arts education. The Visual Arts program provides individualized studio-arts training for the student who plans on becoming a practicing studio artist, curator, designer, photographer, art historian, or teacher. The program also prepares students to enter graduate programs in studio art, art history, museum studies, or art therapy.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in major aspects, techniques, and directions in chosen medium or media.
  • Analyze works of art perceptively and evaluate them critically by using a comprehensive knowledge of the history of art.
  • Achieve the highest level of technical ability in chosen media and its expressive possibilities.
  • Exhibit and promote evidence of the development of studio-art practices within the facilities of the art gallery and to have their artwork critiqued and discussed.

Program/Opportunities

  • Art Gallery
  • The Dillard Review (a journal of arts and letters)

Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts

Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Since1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically black university. In 2010, U ... Read More

Since1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically black university. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dillard among the nation’s Top 10 HBCUs, based on comprehensive undergraduate studies. Dillard also was awarded a Top 10 Ranking in 2010 for liberal arts schools in the social mobility category by Washington Monthly. Read less