BA Degrees in Art Studies

Compare 282 Bachelor of Arts Programs in Art Studies

Art Studies

A Bachelor of Arts is a degree that is awarded to students upon completion of an educational program typically lasting three to four years, though each program differs depending on the institution and the country in which the degree is pursued. The degree focuses on a subject within the liberal arts, and students are able to broaden their occupational opportunities upon completion of such a degree.

A Bachelor of Arts in Arts provides a wealth of educational opportunities, as there are many disciplines that fall under the heading of the arts. But exactly what is a BA in Arts? A BA in Arts allows students to pursue their interests as they relate to a number of different subjects, including architecture, music, painting, poetry, and sculpture.

These programs provide students with a wide variety of skills pertaining to the arts, all of which contribute to a greater and deeper understanding of each medium.

There are a number of benefits for students who complete a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, as graduates of these programs are well-rounded and experienced in a wide variety of subject matter relating to the arts, along with practical abilities in how to apply the skills they have learned.

The cost of earning a BA in Arts will vary greatly depending on the institution and the country in which the degree is pursued. Individuals who are interested in such a degree should take a few moments to research the cost of each program that appeals to them.

There are a number of interesting career paths available to students who complete a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, including fields such as conceptual arts, creative writing, dance, filmmaking, illustration, photography, and printmaking.

 

Our comprehensive database has a number of excellent institutions to choose from. Finding a school that meets your varied educational needs is simple, so take a moment to search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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B.A. Animation

Webster University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 USA Saint Louis

An extraordinary animator is one who utilizes their limitless imagination to integrate art and story, making the impossible, real. At Webster University, undergraduate students pursuing an Animation degree will work with 2D, 3D and Effects on industry standard tools. [+]

BAs in Art Studies. B.A. Animation An extraordinary animator is one who utilizes their limitless imagination to integrate art and story, making the impossible, real. At Webster University, undergraduate students pursuing an Animation degree will work with 2D, 3D and Effects on industry standard tools. Animation graduates from the School of Communications become successful professionals and have worked on Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Zootopia and Godzilla. The BA in animation offers students the opportunity to learn core principles and techniques focusing on storytelling, motion, drawing, performance and expression through traditional and digital forms. Each student will undertake an intensive course of study including character animation, experimental concepts, fine art techniques and diverse applications, building a strong, global foundation before embarking upon an eventual area of concentration. LEARNING OUTCOMES Successful graduates of the Animation program will be able to: • Create animation with fundamental and technical proficiency • Express visual concepts artistically • Integrate storytelling and performance • Synthesize theory and practice creating animation from a global perspective Course Requirements • Signed Application Form • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL: PBT 550 | iBT 80 IELTS: 6.0 Pearson: 53 • High School Transcript • Essay: 300-500 word essay on a topic of your choice OR Curriculum Vitae (CV) • One Letter of Recommendation • Certificate of Finance showing $46,000 • Copy of Passport ID Page • Official University/College Transcripts (for Transfer Students) • Some programs have additional entry requirements. Please contact your advisor for more... [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Visual Arts

Academy of Design Australia
Campus Full time 3 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne

If you have creative flair and an artistic leaning, our Visual Arts program allows you to explore and experiment with your expressive nature. Entwined with theory, the program will support you towards realising your creative vision through research, art history, traditional practice methods, and contemporary approaches to art in materials and process. [+]

If you have creative flair and an artistic leaning, our Visual Arts program allows you to explore and experiment with your expressive nature. Entwined with theory, the program will support you towards realising your creative vision through research, art history, traditional practice methods, and contemporary approaches to art in materials and process. You will develop foundational skills in life drawing and observational drawing and learn techniques to enable the manifestation of your art production. Advanced knowledge of national and international artists and their practice will provide a framework and context for you to locate your own emerging practice. As an Academy graduate with a major in Visual Arts, you will have wide-ranging professional opportunities – for example, practising as an exhibiting artist, commercial illustration, teaching, or working in gallery and museum collections. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understand approaches to art in materials and process Foundation skills in life and observational drawing Advanced knowledge of national and international artists and their practice Build industry contacts via professional placement and international exchange opportunities Enhance creative skills via a sub-major from either the Filmmaking & Photography stream or one of the other creative disciplines. PROSPECTIVE STUDENT PROFILE Creative students Excellent communication skills Innovative thinker ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA To be considered for admission, applicants are generally required to have successfully completed their VCE or equivalent. Mature-aged applicants who have attained sufficient industry experience will also be considered. CAREER POSSIBILITIES Graduating with a major in Visual Arts offers wide-ranging professional opportunities: for example, practising as an exhibiting artist,... [-]

Bachelor of Arts: Emphasis in Music Business

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Pasadena

The Music Business program at LACM is a liberal arts degree (BA or AA) that prepares professionals to tackle challenges of the modern music industry, understanding revenue streams and opportunities for innovative business models. It develops proficiency in applied business and accounting, marketing, digital distribution and monetization, A&R, publishing, licensing, music supervision, artist management, tour strategies and more, while also establishing a strong foundation in musicianship. [+]

BAs in Art Studies. Since the digital revolution, a new model has been established that empowers musicians and entrepreneurs to play a major role in the industry. The Music Business program at LACM is a liberal arts degree (BA or AA) that prepares professionals to tackle challenges of the modern music industry, understanding revenue streams and opportunities for innovative business models. It develops proficiency in applied business and accounting, marketing, digital distribution and monetization, A&R, publishing, licensing, music supervision, artist management, tour strategies and more, while also establishing a strong foundation in musicianship. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. Each course meets for the number of credits specified each quarter. Each program encompasses a different amount of intensive study: B.A. Program (12 quarters) and A.A. Program (6 quarters). Course work is enhanced by extensive hands-on business practicums and internships with major entertainment companies in Los Angeles. Schedule of Required Courses [-]

BA in Art History

John Cabot University
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

Art informs and deceives. It forces us to ask questions about art and about ourselves. What is art, and why is it important to human beings? Who creates art? What are the reasons and cognitive and [+]

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Art informs and deceives. It forces us to ask questions about art and about ourselves.  What is art, and why is it important to human beings?  Who creates art?  What are the reasons and cognitive and technical processes for its existence?  Do outsiders view a given work of art in the same manner as the work’s intended audience?  Why do some observers perceive Marcel Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel as a remarkable work worthy of a place in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, while others see it as an overpriced stool with a bicycle wheel mounted on top?With its wealth of archaeological sites, churches, museums, and contemporary art galleries, Rome offers an environment of unparalleled richness for the study of art and the human experience across time.  John Cabot University's Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History emphasizes art-historical theories and analytic methods with a strong focus on the visual arts of Europe, the Mediterranean and North America.  Given the University’s location at the geographical and temporal crossroads of Europe and the Mediterranean, the program places a strong emphasis upon the visual cultures of Rome and of Italy.   After an initial series of four foundation courses, majors develop their command of art history and its approaches through upper-level courses in a variety of pertinent subject areas. The major culminates in the fourth year, when each student selects a topic and works individually with a specialized faculty member to research and... [-]


BA in Photography

BTK University of Art & Design
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Berlin Hamburg Iserlohn + 1 more

Photographers create the images of the world in which we live. A single photograph can visualize complex thematic relationships, whilst at the same time speak directly to the viewer on an emotional level. [+]

To study photography means learning how to see in terms of images. Why does one image speak to us so much more than another? What qualities must an image possess to make it good? Which visual strategies will lead to which visual result? 

Images inspire the creation of further images and so therefore, throughout the program, many examples of images from the history of art and photography will be discussed and analyzed in relation to their contemporary relevance. An important aspect of the study program is the discussion of images: those created by the students themselves and those created by others. 

This approach provides the students with an understanding of the creative, intellectual and technical factors which lead to good visual results. Projects from the different fields of the photography enable the students to become familiar with the medium, as well as their own strengths and weaknesses. This approach allows the students to develop and define their own unique artistic style of photography by the end of the program.... [-]


Bachelor in Media Production

University of Derby
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Derby

In 2016 BA (Hons) Media Production achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS). This is a practical course where you’ll produce a substantial portfolio of high-quality media production work to impress potential employers. [+]

THREE KEY REASONS TO CHOOSE THIS COURSE In 2016 BA (Hons) Media Production achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS). This is a practical course where you’ll produce a substantial portfolio of high-quality media production work to impress potential employers. From exciting competitions to collaborative projects with industry, you’ll be challenged to come up with innovative solutions in a range of inter-related media. Our students work regularly with organisations such as Derby County FC, the Derby Telegraph and Film City Derby Jazz & the BBC. You’ll hone your skills in our professional TV & Radio media studios, supported by an enthusiastic teaching team with extensive experience in the broadcast and new media industries. If you want to create compelling Digital Media be that TV, radio, print or online products, the possibilities are endless on our BA (Hons) Media Production. We’ll help you develop original, challenging and inspired work which will get you noticed in a fast-moving world where new media platforms are constantly evolving. This innovative programme has been designed to support you in developing professional skills in both media production and content creation. The course will prepare you to take on a wide range of different roles within an ever changing media landscape and media industry, dealing with the development of digital content for both traditional and convergent media platforms. You will graduate from this course as a professional who not only understands the production processes, but who is also be proficient in content creation... [-]

Bachelor of Arts validated programme in Graphic Design - 3 years

Marbella Design Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 3 years September 2017 Spain Marbella

The validated Graphic Design programme which is offered to the students at the Marbella Design Academy is taught in English. [+]

BAs in Art Studies. Bachelor of Arts validated programme in Graphic Design, taught in English Study at Marbella Design Academy in sunny Spain and have maybe the best time of your life. A great place to be a student! Duration: 3years Language: English Credits: 360CP in the UK = 180 ECTS points Marbella Design Academy is an exclusive design school with a family-like atmosphere among students and staff who originate from around the world. The maximum number of places available is 230, so students receive a great deal of personal attention and one-to-one tuition from their teachers. Each academic year is quality controlled by external examiners. Being a Graphic Designer is a wonderful profession full of creativity and exciting assignments. As a professionally trained Graphic Designer your world will open up to an interesting, rewarding and creative working life where no two days are the same. At Marbella Design Academy students’ individualism and creative expression is nurtured to the extreme. Students benefit from culturally diverse professional tutors, who provide them with an international perspective, they receive lots of one-to-one teacher attention and are taught to a very high academic level. The validated programme in Graphic Design will equip you with all of the necessary and professional skills to enter an exciting career in Graphic Design, guaranteeing you the highest calibre of education in the design industry. Throughout the course you will combine art and technology to communicate your ideas to users. Graduates will assume their position in the professional marketplace,... [-]

Theatre

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

As a major in theatre design/technology, you’ll train in the many aspects of design and technical functions of the performing arts, including set and costume design, props, drafting, lighting design and pulling it all together as a producer. [+]

Theatre Acting. Set design. Theater technology. Students in the Department of Theatre learn the ropes on stage or in the wings. Taught by faculty and staff with extensive experience, our programs immerse you in the various roles of theater life. Whether you prefer the spotlight or the relative anonymity of the backstage, you’ll not only study a variety of artistic genres, from the traditional to the avant-garde, but you’ll gain practical skills by participating in more than 20 productions throughout the academic year, held in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center. And in your off-hours, attend performances just 23 miles away in Manhattan, the cultural capital of the world. Regardless of the role you want to play, our B.F.A. programs in Acting and Design/Technology can help you to explore your talent, expand your horizons and prepare you for an exciting career in theater, film or television. The Department of Theatre offers the following programs: B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Acting B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Design/Technology Minors in Acting or Design/Technology B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Design/Technology Make a dramatic impact behind the scenes with a theatre design degree. As a major in theatre design/technology, you’ll train in the many aspects of design and technical functions of the performing arts, including set and costume design, props, drafting, lighting design and pulling it all together as a producer. You’ll analyze and compare the historical, critical and aesthetic contexts in which the dramatic tradition has developed. In your third year, faculty will review your portfolio and... [-]

BA Honours in Animation

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

Commercial animation is a rapidly growing and vibrant industry, encompassing a very broad range of rewarding and fascinating creative job opportunities. This exciting specialist course will enable you to develop your imaginative and creative skills, while giving you a sound knowledge and understanding of animation processes, techniques and critical theory. [+]

BAs in Art Studies. Commercial animation is a rapidly growing and vibrant industry, encompassing a very broad range of rewarding and fascinating creative job opportunities. This exciting specialist course will enable you to develop your imaginative and creative skills, while giving you a sound knowledge and understanding of animation processes, techniques and critical theory. The strong emphasis on creative practice will help to develop your skills in drawing and design, along with the imaginative development and innovation of ideas expressed sequentially. These skills, together with the professional practice aspects of the course, will ensure that you have the confidence and expertise to succeed in industry, whether as a designer, manager, producer or technician. You will also develop the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Throughout the course there are opportunities for you to take part in external national and international competitions and film festivals. The course is delivered by a large team of experienced animation practitioners, staff and industry visitors, and you will work in dedicated specialist animation studios with facilities for blue screen, rostrum animation, CGI, drawing, stop-frame, film, photography, set building, sound and video. Course content Successful animators need to be flexible and able to adapt to changing cultures and new initiatives, and the course seeks to reflect this fluidity. You will rapidly develop your own practice in animation, and you will be encouraged to work on shared initiatives. Based at the recently refurbished Harrow Campus – home to the Westminster School of... [-]

BA Hons Fine Art Top-Up

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The top-up degree is equivalent to the third year of a Fine Art BA course and has been designed for students who have successfully completed an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject and now wish to convert their existing qualification into a full BA honours qualification. [+]

Be inspired and explore your creativity with Fine Art! We offer a wide range of exciting and challenging fine art courses run by an energetic and enthusiastic team of lecturers who are practicing artists and freelance commercial designers and photographers. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you’ll be able to extend your technical skills and build confidence in your creative ability. You can choose a course from many Art and Photography areas, and study either by day or evening. You will be encouraged to explore materials, approaches and techniques in an extensive range of both certificated and non-certificated art and design courses. Our Fine Art qualification courses provide a unique opportunity for those who wish to begin their artistic careers with a challenging and rewarding period of study. Course Overview The top-up degree is equivalent to the third year of a Fine Art BA course and has been designed for students who have successfully completed an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject and now wish to convert their existing qualification into a full BA honours qualification. This one year programme allows you to develop and refine your chosen specialist discipline. Teaching takes place in a studio setting where there is an emphasis on making and exploring fine art. Students will also be given the opportunity to study the critical and contextual dimensions of fine art practice in the form of weekly art lectures, seminars and workshops. They will be encouraged to develop their thinking and understanding... [-]

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

The ICMP BMus (Hons) degree is for students who aspire to reach a high standard of musicianship and build a career in today’s music industry. A dynamic and challenging programme, this course will provide you with professional playing, performing and musicianship skills as well as the tools and knowledge required to develop and sustain a career in today’s modern and diverse music industry. [+]

BAs in Art Studies. The ICMP BMus (Hons) degree is for students who aspire to reach a high standard of musicianship and build a career in today’s music industry. Course Overview A dynamic and challenging programme, this course will provide you with professional playing, performing and musicianship skills as well as the tools and knowledge required to develop and sustain a career in today’s modern and diverse music industry. During the course, you will develop relevant music industry skills and effectively prepare for the real world of the career musician through playing, practising and performing. You will be challenged to achieve high levels of musicianship and instrumental skill. The study of established genres, styles and repertoire sits at the core of the BMus degree. Students develop a wide and comprehensive understanding of genre conventions through study in their principal instrument, with the intention of enabling them to function in a variety of performance and music-making contexts upon entry into the workplace. This aim is supported by an embedded range of learning activities in subject areas such as music theory, music technology, music production, aural perception, technique and sight-reading. Ultimately, by graduating from the BMus degree you will become fluent and literate in the language of popular music, capable of working in creative and collaborative professional environments, and ready to begin your professional career. Successful completion of programme BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance at ICMP leads to the award of Bachelor of Music by the University of East London. COURSE DETAILS... [-]

Bachelor Of Arts Graphic Design

Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 6 - 7 semesters October 2017 Germany Bad Sooden-Allendorf Aalen Baden-Baden Berlin Bochum Bonn Friedrichshafen Hamburg Hannover Heilbronn Kaiserslautern Kassel Leipzig Magdeburg Mainz Mannheim Munich Ostfildern Würzburg Regenstauf Nürnberg Wiesbaden Wuppertal Germany Online + 24 more

The Bachelor course in graphic design intended as a part-time study to people who want to use professionally their creative talent in the future and have a keen interest in professional visual processing of information. [+]

​The Bachelor Degree Graphic Design is intended as occupational studies To people who want to use their creative talents professionally in the future and who have a strong interest in the professional visual treatment of information. The normal period for the program is in graphic design distance learning 7 semesters and im presence studies full-time six semesters. A campus program is currently offered at the Study Center Leipzig and in Stein / Nuremberg. The Fernstudium graphic design can be completed at all DIPLOMA locations throughout Germany. studying graphic design The study of graphic design with a bachelor's degree in both distance and postgraduate studies is designed as a practical training course, which meets the real requirements of agencies as well as the students' expectations of their work. Basis of the program is a sound design basic training, which is extended to general knowledge in business administration and marketing. The visual presentation of information nowadays affects all popular media of daily life, accordingly, the design of print through online media and web applications to mobile up and interactive applications is an integral part of the course. In the main course is a choice between the priority areas of Digital Communications and Corporate Communication (Corporate Communications). In addition to the design skills and knowledge students acquire relevant marketing skills and business knowledge. The job of a Graphic Designer The combination of creative skills with commercial and marketing-relevant know-how qualifies the graduates both for management positions in the design and advertising industry as... [-]

BA (Hons) Illustration

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Swansea London + 2 more

96% of UWTSD’s BA (Hons) Illustration students were satisfied with their course – NSS 2017. [+]

BAs in Art Studies. Illustration here at Swansea College of Art is all about passion – passion for drawing and creating imagery: of the world around us and of imaginary places and characters. Illustration is about the passion to comment on society, to entertain, to persuade and to tell stories. Course Overview The Illustration course offers a broad and friendly programme which allows students to explore a wide range of techniques, materials and styles in order to determine personal strengths and eventual career directions. The programme is designed to encourage the conceptualising and realisation of ideas and narrative, using a diverse range of media. Utilising both traditional, digital and experimental materials and processes, students determine their own eventual working practices. As well as annual study trips to Europe, a full programme of visiting professionals also ensures that strong links with industry and the commercial world are maintained. Key Features Illustration put simply, is a dynamic and expansive visual language and one inherent in many creative disciplines. Traditionally, illustration has carved itself a specialist, commercial client/ brief profile with areas such as book publishing, editorial and advertising in mind. In the spirit of contemporary illustration, however, we embrace the subject in a much broader way, and will encourage you to challenge the concept of what illustration can be, and to pursue personal directions in your work. We are small and friendly with just over a thousand students in the Faculty. This means that the staff are more approachable and available to... [-]

BA in Art

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Milwaukee

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art provides a broad liberal education with an emphasis in interdisciplinary studio art and design. In addition, this major enables the student to select (with department advising) a minor area of study which best fits with their career objectives. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art provides a broad liberal education with an emphasis in interdisciplinary studio art and design. In addition, this major enables the student to select (with department advising) a minor area of study which best fits with their career objectives. Degree Requirements Program Credits: 36 Required Courses Visual Art Core: (18 cr) ART 101,115, 123, 131,147, and 150 Studio Art courses: (9 cr) Choose three courses from ART 111, 125, 129, 133, 223 Art History: (6 cr) Choose two courses from ART 141, 142, 344 or 415 Senior Seminar: (3 cr) ART 447 Exhibit: Required Required Auxiliary Courses: none Additional Information The Bachelor of Arts candidate in Art can add a concentration of courses in the area of Photography or Interdisciplinary Studio Art. A concentration in Photography will provide you with knowledge and skills in a broad range of photographic media that include film techniques, digital photography and image management, studio and location lighting methods and best business practices. You will be introduced to career options in photography through hands on course work that will connect you to the professional photography and design community. Photography Concentration (17 credits) ART 211 (3 cr) ART 202 (3 cr) ART 210 (3 cr) ART 311 (3 cr) ART 402 (2 cr) ART 411 (3 cr) Interdisciplinary Studio Art Concentration (17 credits) This concentration provides the candidate the opportunity to take additional intermediate level courses in drawing, sculpture, painting, digital imaging or ceramics. Your concentration will be designed based... [-]

BA Fine Art

City & Guilds of London Art School
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom London

The Fine Art BA (Hons) degree is one of the most challenging and creative courses you can study. Contemporary and historical skills, theories and materials; art histories; visual and contextual research; entrepreneurship and project management: at City & Guilds of London Art School we genuinely take time to support and challenge you in all these areas, enabling you to achieve... [+]

BAs in Art Studies. The Fine Art BA (Hons) degree is one of the most challenging and creative courses you can study. Contemporary and historical skills, theories and materials; art histories; visual and contextual research; entrepreneurship and project management: at City & Guilds of London Art School we genuinely take time to support and challenge you in all these areas, enabling you to achieve exceptional results and move on to professional practice or further study with confidence and experience. We don’t believe in a ‘house style’; this is an Art School where, with focus and ambition, you can fully explore ways of making and thinking, and develop your own artistic ‘voice’. This three-year full time course is validated by Birmingham City University’s School of Art; regular checks by the Quality Assurance Agency confirm the standard of our provision and our external examiners attest to our consistently high standards and results. Content and Structure On this course you are offered the opportunity to develop your work in the wider context of fine art through the specialist areas of painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. The emphasis is on supporting and challenging you to develop an approach to art practice based on your own creative interests and ideas, alongside an exploration of questions about what painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing might be now, given their historical roots, materials, processes and current discourses. Some elements of the course have a specific focus based on your choice of specialism, while group tutorials, live projects and... [-]