Bachelor of Arts Programs 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

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. [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. 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... [-]

Bachelor of Theatre - taught in Spanish

University of Veracruz - Universidad Veracruzana
Campus July 2017 Mexico Veracruz

Note: This Bachelor of Theatre program is taught in Spanish only. La Facultad de Teatro es una entidad académica de la Universidad Veracruzana que, acorde a sus principios y compromiso social, tiene como Misión contribuir a la formación integral de profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en los distintos campos del arte teatral (Actuación, Creación Escénica, Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa) para fortalecer y transformar el panorama escénico nacional. Para ello promueve en el estudiante una actitud de superación artística, así como valores de participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión, capacidad crítica y actitud abierta basada en los postulados de tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. [+]

Note: This Bachelor of Theatre program is taught in Spanish only. Te damos la más cordial Bienvenida a la Facultad de Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana: Fundada en 1976 es una de las pioneras de la formación artísticas superior en la disciplina teatral en Iberoamérica. En 2016 cumple su 40 aniversario de haberse fundado. El actual Plan de Estudios 2008 de la Licenciatura en Teatro propone la preparación de un teatrista integral comprometido con el conocimiento y su pertinencia social, está basado en el concepto de flexibilidad de acuerdo al Modelo Educativo Integral y Flexible (MEIF) de la Universidad Veracruzana. Misión La Facultad de Teatro es una entidad académica de la Universidad Veracruzana que, acorde a sus principios y compromiso social, tiene como Misión contribuir a la formación integral de profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en los distintos campos del arte teatral (Actuación, Creación Escénica, Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa) para fortalecer y transformar el panorama escénico nacional. Para ello promueve en el estudiante una actitud de superación artística, así como valores de participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión, capacidad crítica y actitud abierta basada en los postulados de tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. Visión La Facultad de Teatro se encuentra dentro de las primeras instituciones de educación superior en materia teatral en la Región de México, América Central y El Caribe, por lo que sus egresados tienen amplio reconocimiento en el campo profesional. Sus... [-]

BA Arts Administration

Bishop's University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Sherbrooke

Arts Administration is a complicated and exacting profession that requires both a deep understanding of the arts and a solid business background. In this exciting program, students take core courses in Business and in one of the creative arts (Drama, Fine Arts or Music), [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. Arts Administration is a complicated and exacting profession that requires both a deep understanding of the arts and a solid business background. In this exciting program, students take core courses in Business and in one of the creative arts (Drama, Fine Arts or Music), and also explore all aspects of Arts Administration for Non-Profit arts organizations and their various interactions with the public and private sectors. The aim of this program of study is to provide graduates with the knowledge to set up a successful Non-Profit arts organization and maintain it as a sustainable and viable entity. At the end of their program, all students are required to undertake an internship with an arts organization of their choice, arranged by the Programme Director. This organization can be located anywhere in the world, and often opens doors to future employment. Program Highlights A Program Director with extensive professional links in the Arts community across Canada and internationally. An internship is a requirement for all Arts Administration students. This provides work experience with a local or international cultural organization. Employment possibilities on campus through paid student internships in Centennial Theatre, The Foreman Art Gallery, and Music Chez Nous Concert Series. Possibility of completing a double major, in Arts Administration plus a second discipline, either in the Arts or in Business. Class Size At Bishop’s University the average class size is 23 students! Where can this lead me? Our Graduates Have Pursued Careers In: Community and regional performance halls... [-]

BFA Studio Arts

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

In our Studio Arts program you’ll receive a foundation in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media arts – and then find specializations that make your heart sing as you find your artistic calling. [+]

In our Studio Arts program you’ll receive a foundation in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media arts – and then find specializations that make your heart sing as you find your artistic calling. Become a part of an ongoing dialogue, with faculty-guided closeness and structure, that will help smash your comfort zone and make you the fearless artist the world needs right now. You’ll present a capstone exhibition senior year, to help you rocket into the professional artistic world. The BFA in Studio Art requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 4 credits in foundation requirements, 56 credits in major requirements, 20 credits in designated electives, and 4 credits in unrestricted electives. 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 – check the Registar for this semester’s core classes and academic catalog. Foundation Requirements: 4 credits ARTS 1001 Freshman Studio I (2 credits) ARTS 1002 Freshman Studio II (2 credits) ARTH 1001 History of World Art I (4 credits) MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 56 CREDITS ARTH 1002 History of World Art II (4 credits) ARTH 3001 Thinking About Art Now (4 credits) ARTS 1101 Drawing Lab I (4 credits)... [-]

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 Photography

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years United Kingdom London

This is a course in the creative and critical practice of photography. You will develop your own visual practice through an appreciation of the history of the medium and a critical understanding of its wider social and cultural significance. You will also explore a wide range of relevant contemporary theories and debates designed both to stimulate a critically engaged practice and to better prepare you for a range of related careers. [+]

This is a course in the creative and critical practice of photography. You will develop your own visual practice through an appreciation of the history of the medium and a critical understanding of its wider social and cultural significance. You will also explore a wide range of relevant contemporary theories and debates designed both to stimulate a critically engaged practice and to better prepare you for a range of related careers. Additionally, you will gain cognitive and transferable skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Many of our graduates go on to work as photographers and photographic artists, but equally they pursue a range of careers within the broader photographic and creative sectors, as designers, historians, magazine editors, museum and gallery curators, picture editors and researchers, teachers, and writers. Many also go on to postgraduate study. This is the only BA Photography degree course in the UK, which offers both three years full-time and four-years part-time study. Part-time students are taught one day a week with further access to the facilities. Applicants should apply to the most appropriate route, but can also change route should their circumstances change. Course content is the same in three years full-time or four years part-time study. Course content The Photography BA Honours will enable you to develop your creative production skills across a range of photographic and lens-based media, to establish a critically engaged and self-reflective creative practice. It will equip you with the skills to adapt to creative opportunities, participate in contemporary... [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

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 (Hons) in Art History and Italian

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 Italian. [+]

BA (Hons) in Art History and Italian This new programme offers a critically engaging and expansive approach to the discipline of art history combined with Italian. 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 Italian 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 Italian Art and other aspects of Italian culture. You have the opportunity to spend a year studying or working in Italy, where you can improve your language skills and experience Italian 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 Italian by writing about art forms... [-]

BA in Performing Arts (Top-up)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 3 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The course comprises 120 credits at Level HE6. The modules provide a good balance between critical and contextual studies, practice and professional development. The curriculum focuses on the development specific skills including research, text and non-text based production and professional development. The modules include: Research (20 credits), Text into Performance (20 credits), Street Arts (20 credits), Major Project (40 credits) and... [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. Performing Arts (Top-up) - BA (Hons) The course comprises 120 credits at Level HE6. The modules provide a good balance between critical and contextual studies, practice and professional development. The curriculum focuses on the development specific skills including research, text and non-text based production and professional development. The modules include: Research (20 credits), Text into Performance (20 credits), Street Arts (20 credits), Major Project (40 credits) and Professional Issues in Performance (20 credits). About the course The BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-up) invites students with appropriate prior learning, including HND, foundation degree or other completed HE4 and HE5 awards in performance related subjects, to enter directly into the final year of this degree at the University of Bolton and gain a BA (Hons) award in Performing Arts. Therefore students who have completed 240 credits at HE4 and HE5 are eligible to apply for this unique and successful BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-up). Special features The University of Bolton has a partnership with the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, close contacts with regional schools and colleges and a range of established and emerging small to medium sized creative industries with which students engage as a key feature of the programme. You will have excellent levels of access to subject and support staff and the University will provide ongoing help to you during your study in terms of academic and professional guidance. You will be invited to small group seminars and one-to- one tutorials on a regular basis. Staff... [-]

BA Art History and Italian (Hons)

University of Kent, School of Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

You have the opportunity to spend a year studying or working in Italy, where you can improve your language skills and experience Italian 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 Italian by writing about art forms observed during the year abroad... [+]

BA Art History and Italian (Hons) This new programme offers a critically engaging and expansive approach to the discipline of art history combined with Italian. 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 Italian 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 Italian Art and other aspects of Italian culture. You have the opportunity to spend a year studying or working in Italy, where you can improve your language skills and experience Italian 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 Italian by writing about art forms observed... [-]

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 Arts 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... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art

Cape Town Creative Academy
Campus Full time 3 years February 2018 South Africa Cape Town

Contemporary art practitioners, such as artists and curators, play a central role in the creation and critique of culture – thereby often shaping our future in significant ways. It is from this awareness that the Cape Town Creative Academy developed – with input from practising artists, curators, gallerists and educators – our new offering: a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art. [+]

Contemporary art practitioners, such as artists and curators, play a central role in the creation and critique of culture – thereby often shaping our future in significant ways. It is from this awareness that the Cape Town Creative Academy developed – with input from practising artists, curators, gallerists and educators – our new offering: a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art. This unique degree is the first Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art programme in South Africa, and was developed in direct response to the evolving needs and demands of the regional, national and international art world and its many diverse sectors. This three-year programme comprises a balance of practice-based learning, theoretical inquiry, technical development, innovative experimentation, critical reflexivity and business acumen. Students are exposed to a wide range of conceptual frameworks and various modes of meaning-making in order to develop independent ideas and practices that respond to the social, political, economic and technological contexts that frame the art world in the twenty first century. THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF ART AND ARTISTS Art serves to connect. Through the reflexivity of art-making, artists are able to develop an ongoing conversation with, and greater awareness of, self and others. Through the criticality of the practice, art helps to foster important and difficult dialogues by bringing shared concerns into shared spaces. Artists make acute observations in order to document, comment on and reflect history as it happens. Artists connect diverse groups of people in ways that enhance community engagement. Artists ask questions... [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Arts Studies. 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... [-]