Bachelors of Arts in Arts Studies

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Arts Studies

A Bachelor of Arts is a degree that is conferred upon students who have completed a specific program of study within the liberal arts. The degree typically takes three to four years to complete, though the length of each program will vary depending upon the institution and the country in which the institution is located.

A Bachelor of Arts in Arts Studies is an exceptionally versatile degree program, but precisely what is a BA in Arts Studies? This particular degree offers students the opportunity to explore the connection between various forms of art and outside concerns that include politics, philosophy, religion, technology, and so much more. Students typically explore this connection while also developing important skills in a variety of mediums, including film, music, and visual arts.

There are a number of benefits that students pursuing a Bachelor Arts in Arts Studies can expect, including the development of analytical skills and the ability to establish meaning in a variety of works of art. Students can also expect to benefit from the many practical skills they learn throughout the course of the program, all of which are incredibly diverse.

The cost of a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Studies will vary greatly among the many institutions offering this program. It is best that interested parties thoroughly research the cost of any program before arriving at a decision with regard to which institution to attend.

There are numerous careers that those who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Studies can pursue, which include careers in many industries, including conceptual arts, creative writing, dance, film, illustration, photography, printmaking, education, music, and business.

 

There are tremendous programs available to you if you are interested in pursuing a BA in Arts Studies. Our comprehensive database provides a listing of the many institutions that offer such a program, so take a few moments 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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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... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

To enable the students to demonstrate an innovative and professional approach to contemporary Fine Art practices integrating theoretical principles into their practice. [+]

Duration (years): 4 years Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle) Language of Instruction: English (First and second year courses offered also in Greek) Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 120 Minimum ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme: Aims To enable the students to demonstrate an innovative and professional approach to contemporary Fine Art practices integrating theoretical principles into their practice. To develop an independent and informed high quality arts practice in the students’ chosen mediums through specialized workshops, tutorials, lectures and group critiques. To develop a critical approach towards contemporary arts practice and use this to inform their own professional practice through an emphasis on theoretical, historical and cultural fine art contextualization. To enable students to develop a personalized vision in relation to their practice and to be able to work collaboratively with others, in the current system of contemporary art, which focuses on collaborative and collective practices. Objectives To provide a wide range of transferable skills that include training in digital media, different fine art mediums, pedagogical awareness, creative research and writing, documentation and visual presentation. To enable the students to graduate ready to pursue a career as independent, highly competitive and resourceful professional fine arts practitioners, and equip them with high quality training to work in arts and culture related work paths. To have a clear view of how contemporary art and culture systems function and demonstrate the ability to use innovative creative skills so as... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Art Education

Claflin University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Orangeburg

Gain confidence and competence while developing the skills needed to teach K-12 art through Claflin's Art Education program. Our program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive teaching education as well as certification to teach Kindergarten through 12th grade in the state of South Carolina. [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. Gain confidence and competence while developing the skills needed to teach K-12 art through Claflin's Art Education program. Our program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive teaching education as well as certification to teach Kindergarten through 12th grade in the state of South Carolina. Curriculum Like all Claflin University students, students majoring in Art Education will start with general education requirements, which includes history, communications, science, the humanities and philosophy. Art Education coursework begins during the first year of study. Student Opportunities and Experience As a Claflin Art student, you'll have access to many experiential learning options, such as research projects, mentorship connections, regional museum travel, and international study abroad opportunities.You can join a variety of on-campus clubs and organizations, including the Department's own Art Club. We encourage students to display their work at annual art exhibitions, both on- and off-campus, and to participate in industry conferences, so there's always an opportunity to learn, grow and share your creativity at Claflin. Careers and Outcomes Students can become certified to teach in a K-12 school system, or go on to graduate school to earn a master's degree in art education and/or other related fields. With the master's a graduate can teach on the university level, and/or become a corporate trainer, online educator, arts administrator, etc. Art Education is evolving on a global scale and becoming increasingly technological, multicultural and interdisciplinary in nature. We've incorporated digital media courses into our curriculum to ensure our graduates are... [-]

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... [+]

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 other sessions, such as... [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. 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... [-]

Bachelor's Arts Creative Writing

Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Santa Fe

Become a practitioner of a literary craft that takes risks, pursues obsessions, both bends and builds upon literary tradition, and draws readers into unique worlds. [+]

A BRAND NEW LITERARY TRADITION - THAT YOU HELP CREATE Become a practitioner of a literary craft that takes risks, pursues obsessions, both bends and builds upon literary tradition, and draws readers into unique worlds. We believe that better readers make better writers – so get ready to crack open books that range from classic literary traditions to contemporary works hot off the presses. Push yourself even further with live audience readings, literary and journalistic publications, and post-workshop revisions. LIBERAL ARTS CORE REQUIREMENTS: 36 CREDITS Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits) FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits) Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits) Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits) Options for all courses change on a semester basis. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 28 CREDITS CWRT 1060 Living Writers: Foundations (4 credits) CWRT 1061 Living Writers: Revisions (4 credits) CWRT 2050 The Writer and the Word (4 credits) CWRT 2150 Techniques of Creative Writing: Poetry (4 credits) CWRT 2250 Techniques of Creative Writing: Fiction (4 credits) CWRT 2350 Techniques of Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction (4 credits) CWRT 4970 Senior Reading (4 credits) GENRE SPECIALIZATION WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS: 16 CREDITS LITERATURE REQUIREMENTS: 24 CREDITS All CWL majors are expected to take one course under each of the following six categories. Each year, there will be a range of class offerings that fulfill each category. I. Studies in Literary... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Business, Management, and the Liberal Arts

Centennial College
Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong

The Major aims to provide students with a new perspective in analysing managerial issues that prepares them for the dynamic realities in both commercial environment as well as non-profit sector. [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. The Major aims to provide students with a new perspective in analysing managerial issues that prepares them for the dynamic realities in both commercial environment as well as non-profit sector. The curriculum gives students a comprehensive overview of all major disciplines of business administration, which helps them understand how different business functions are interrelated to each other in the commercial environment. The liberal arts education nurtures students to build upon an understanding of humans and their interaction with society to assess the socioeconomic, political, and other contextual factors involved in a business decision. [-]

B.A. in Liberal Arts

Tel Aviv University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Israel Tel Aviv

The B.A. degree in Liberal Arts is a multidisciplinary program that focuses on the humanities and social sciences. This three-year course of study provides students with a strong liberal arts education while empowering them to succeed in an increasingly complex and fast-changing world. [+]

The B.A. degree in Liberal Arts is a multidisciplinary program that focuses on the humanities and social sciences. This three-year course of study provides students with a strong liberal arts education while empowering them to succeed in an increasingly complex and fast-changing world. The program combines exposure to a broad range of disciplines with an in-depth study of at least one academic field. It aims to provide students with a variety of analytical tools; to develop their intellectual agility, critical thinking skills, and creative power; and to equip them with the ethical sensibilities necessary for living in today’s complex societies. Program Details This three-year B.A. program provides students with the foundations of a strong Liberal Arts education while empowering them to succeed in an increasingly diverse, complex, and fast-changing world. It is designed to motivate students to explore beyond the confines of single disciplines, by offering a broad selection of courses in various fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Alongside the core liberal arts curriculum and electives in a variety of topics, students choose a major and a minor in Middle Eastern studies, Philosophy, Literature, Israel and Jewish Studies, Psychology and Psychoanalysis, or Communication and Digital Culture. In addition to coursework, students in this program enjoy the following: Study trips throughout Israel that deepen understanding of local and international topics Participation in numerous cultural events, seminars, and lectures arranged on campus each semester Gaining invaluable intercultural dialogue and communication experience with like-minded peers from a kaleidoscope of backgrounds Career... [-]

BA in Art

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

The fundamental objective of the Art Department programs is to provide and promote a knowledge and understanding of the visual arts. The studio program gives students hands on exposure to a variety of skills, both analytic and technical, in order to help students express concepts visually. The art history program introduces students to numerous periods of art, cultural and historical events, visual means of expression and communication, and research methods. [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. The fundamental objective of the Art Department programs is to provide and promote a knowledge and understanding of the visual arts. The studio program gives students hands on exposure to a variety of skills, both analytic and technical, in order to help students express concepts visually. The art history program introduces students to numerous periods of art, cultural and historical events, visual means of expression and communication, and research methods. Northeastern Illinois University's Department of Art offers the bachelor's degree in Art. The undergraduate program has two concentration options: Art History Studio Art Take a closer look at the B.A. in Art (Art History and Studio Art concentrations) and the courses offered toward the degree. Learning Requirements Program in Art History All undergraduate students majoring in the art history concentration must complete 39 credit hours consisting of the following: 15 Hour Core Requirements: ... [-]

BA in Art History

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The educational experience of Art History majors at The American University of Paris offers an in-depth understanding of the development of Western Art as product and agent of history and society. [+]

ART HISTORY AND FINE ARTS Paris is a renowned capital of art offering a feast for the art lover’s eyes. From the architecture of Paris itself to Impressionist masterpieces in the Musée d’Orsay to the large holdings at the legendary Louvre and many lesser-known museums, there are nearly endless treasures to discover. The majors and minors in Art History and Fine Arts at The American University of Paris draw heavily on the extraordinary number of museums and major monuments in Paris—and in Europe as a whole. The ease of access to these European cities and rich collections allows students to develop an immediate and intimate understanding of great works of art—works which have been created over thousands of years. Art History Study trips are integral to the art history experience In addition to classroom sessions and museum visits, many courses include study trips. These trips allow for an in-depth comprehension of the cultures, societies, and circumstances which have generated major art works and monuments. In recent years the European destinations of course-specific study trips have included Venice, Madrid, Amsterdam, Rome, London, Bayeux, Antwerp, Florence, Arles, Basel, Nîmes, Brussels, Chartres, Bruges, The Hague, and Fontainebleau. Research areas and skills: Art History Students acquire a broad grasp of the evolution of the History of Art, with specific understanding of important developments and determinants—religious, political, philosophical, and literary. They learn to look carefully, to study and analyze works critically, and to develop a sharp visual memory. Students come to a solid comprehension of... [-]

Art Studio - Fine Arts

International University Alliance
Campus September 2017 USA Boston

Art majors see the world around them differently. In the art program, artists are cultivated to create their own artistic inquiries and approaches to make innovative contributions to culture. [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. Art Studio - Fine Arts Art majors see the world around them differently. In the art program, artists are cultivated to create their own artistic inquiries and approaches to make innovative contributions to culture. The B.A. in art is a studio-based degree that provides students with the theory and skills for photography, printmaking, painting, ceramics, and more. Students can concentrate on art while taking courses outside their major in order to enhance their artistic intelligence. The Department of Art & Art History present a diverse and dynamic mixture of stylistic and aesthetic viewpoints that instill intellectual curiosity and critical thinking. Excellent facilities, accomplished faculty/artists, and a well-designed curriculum create an ideal setting for the study of art. Beyond the studio and lecture hall, the department offers study abroad, art in the community, career preparation, internship opportunities, and exhibitions and lectures by contemporary artists. Many art alumni have found successful employment in corporations, design firms, and non-profit organizations. Some choose to pursue graduate study, to become independent artists, or to teach art. Others elect careers in art galleries, museums, and other cultural institutions. An art degree prepares students to think creatively and independently, allowing them to change and adapt to the world around them. [-]

BA Honours in Fine Art Mixed Media

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years United Kingdom London

This innovative course was one of the first to offer students the opportunity to explore and develop work across boundaries, within the ever-expanding contemporary fine art disciplines. It encourages creativity, individuality and personal growth, and once you have acquired the basic skills you can negotiate your own individual programme of study with tutors. [+]

This innovative course was one of the first to offer students the opportunity to explore and develop work across boundaries, within the ever-expanding contemporary fine art disciplines. It encourages creativity, individuality and personal growth, and once you have acquired the basic skills you can negotiate your own individual programme of study with tutors. You are encouraged to bring highly individual approaches to studio practice, coupled with an emphasis on experiential learning; these are the defining factors that have established the course at the cutting edge of contemporary practice. We select only the most dedicated and creative students who have the energy, enthusiasm and commitment that the course requires. Our exceptional team of practising artists teaching theory and practice are supported by state-of-the-art facilities and workshops that are at the forefront of current technical innovation. Course content Based at the recently refurbished Harrow Campus – home to the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design – you will work alongside students from film, photography, music, fashion and journalism, in a unique hothouse of creative opportunity. The course enables you to work across disciplines or within the more traditionally defined areas of practice, and relevant critical and theoretical debates are referenced to support this. This studio-based course provides you with a permanent space, depending on the type of work you engage with as you progress through the programme. The teaching team are all practising artists with national/international profiles working in and across the mediums of sculpture, painting, moving image, performance, photography and... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Design Management

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 France Paris

The Bachelor of Arts in Design Management program at PCA offers students with the people, problem solving, managerial, entrepreneurial and leadership skills required to become a strategic designer and/or design manager. [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. The Bachelor of Arts in Design Management program at PCA offers students with the people, problem solving, managerial, entrepreneurial and leadership skills required to become a strategic designer and/or design manager. The unique combination of courses in design, social sciences and business, from human-centered design, digital fabrication, data visualization to marketing, and sustainable design & business for example, provides students with a thorough understanding of the agency of design. Students learn, through a hands-on approach, to create new values for businesses. They are exposed to the professional world both in the classroom, working with a faculty comprised of professionals and academics, chosen for their expertise in their respective fields, and beyond, through fieldwork, workshops, guest speakers, company visits and corporate partnerships projects. In the third year, students in the Design Management program have to validate a one-credit internship working within an organization of their choice. For their Senior Thesis, students identify specific needs and opportunities for business innovation. Our graduates are prepared to launch a career in a wide range of businesses that incorporate design management practices or start their own enterprise. Concentrations include: Fashion, Communication, Branding and Interior Design. Curriculum Freshman Year Introduction To Design Management Moving Image I Introduction to Digital Media I Introduction to Art & Design Critical Thinking & Writing I Liberal Studies Elective Human-Centered Design Introduction To Digital Media II Artistic Migrations: Paris Critical Thinking & Writing II Introduction to Design Studies Sophomore Year Entrepreneurship Project Management Studio Elective Art History... [-]

BA (Hons) in Art History and German

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This new programme offers a critically engaging and expansive approach to the discipline of art history combined with German. [+]

BA (Hons) in Art History and German This new programme offers a critically engaging and expansive approach to the discipline of art history combined with German. It has been designed to equip you with the key visual, critical and professional skills necessary for a career in the art world and for a range of other employment opportunities. In your first year, you are given a firm foundation in some of the aesthetic, interpretative and methodological approaches to the discipline of art history. Throughout your second and third years, there are opportunities for you to develop and expand your engagement with the discipline through a range of specialist modules. As well as options that explore Renaissance and Baroque art, modernism, contemporary art, French painting, Surrealism, photography and aesthetics, this programme also offers an introduction to work-related skills directly relevant to employment in the visual arts sector, such as visual arts writing and exhibition curation. The German element of this programme enables you to study a wide range of texts and visual material while learning a language. Optionally, you can focus your studies by choosing options which most relate to German Art and other aspects of German culture. You have the opportunity to spend a year studying or working in Germany or Austria, where you can improve your language skills and experience German art forms and culture first-hand. With the option of a dissertation in the final year, you may choose to focus on both Art History and German by writing about... [-]

BA (Hons) Classical and Archaeological Studies and English and American Literature

University of Kent, School of English
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Classical and Archaeological Studies and English and American Literature allows you the freedom to explore your passion for the classical world while developing skills associated with the study of literature. [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. BA (Hons) Classical and Archaeological Studies and English and American Literature Overview Classical and Archaeological Studies and English and American Literature allows you the freedom to explore your passion for the classical world while developing skills associated with the study of literature. The great strength of Classical and Archaeological Studies is the varied range of subjects it includes – literature, mythology, drama, archaeology, art and architecture, history, languages and philosophy – and the way they all connect in the study of ancient civilisations, including those of Egypt, Greece, Rome and their neighbours. At Kent, you can take elements from all these areas inside one programme if you want to, or you can follow a more specialised pathway, in literature, ancient history or archaeology. English at Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers both traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory. Staff in the School of English are internationally recognised for academic research and the School regularly hosts visits by a variety of international writers and critics. There are several published authors and poets in the School, and our students publish a magazine of creative writing, poetry and prose. This degree is ideal for those wanting to gain a thorough understanding of literature with a practical understanding of past cultures. Independent rankings Classics and Archaeology at Kent are ranked 8th and 11th respectively and English at Kent was ranked... [-]