Bachelor of Arts Programs in Fine Arts

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Fine Arts

A Bachelor of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree that generally combines a generic base in liberal studies with a focus on the humanities, social and cultural studies, languages, and the arts.

What is a BA in Fine Arts? This degree is geared toward the student who seeks a professional education in the visual arts. Often this degree will include approximately one-third of course concentration in general studies along with a two-third focus in applied arts, which may involve the study of multiple media.

The student can benefit from this degree on a number of levels. The large portion of study directed toward creating works of art can give the student a strong background in several different media, including drawing, ceramics, painting, graphic design, textiles, technical arts, and many more. The student may also expect to graduate with strong skills in communication. He or she can learn to express verbally and in written form his or her own art as well as critiquing the work of others. The student can benefit by understanding how to place art in cultural context in both the contemporary environment and throughout history.

Tuition may vary from university to university. Individual admission offices can provide information regarding their specific requirements for application fees and tuition schedules.

Many students who pursue a bachelor’s degree in fine arts aspire to be successful working artists. A degree may be an excellent start toward that goal. It can also provide additional opportunities in the art world. There are career paths in museums and in art galleries for people with a BA in Fine Arts. A graduate may work in exhibition and installation design or find a place in film design and production. There are career options as well in publishing, illustration, advertising, and marketing. A fine arts graduate may teach art therapy, work in community art projects, or pursue opportunities in arts administration.

Our extensive database offers a wide variety of bachelor degrees in fine arts from universities all over the world. A rich and rewarding experience pursuing a degree awaits interested students. 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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Bachelor of Arts in Ceramics and Glass (Hons)

Plymouth College of Art
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

On our BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass programme, you’ll be linked into a community of students on our 3D design crafts programmes. You’ll have the chance to explore both the functional and the sculptural elements of these rich, tactile materials and to take them in unique and unexpected directions. [+]

BAs in Fine Arts. About the Programme From groundbreaking architecture and product design to fine art and philosophy – humanity’s enduring relationship with ceramics and glass goes beyond aesthetics to function as a three-dimensional comment on culture and society. On our BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass programme, you’ll be linked into a community of students on our 3D design crafts programmes. You’ll have the chance to explore both the functional and the sculptural elements of these rich, tactile materials and to take them in unique and unexpected directions. The conversation between digital and traditional making has never been so exciting – and you can become a part of these changes, developing skills to succeed from the remarkable opportunities arising. Our cross-disciplinary approach will see you working alongside talented students and tutors who specialise not only in ceramics and glass, but also in 3D design crafts, jewellery and new technologies. We encourage students to interrogate media with a critical conscience, exploring the idea of permanence and creative context. You’ll discover how to market your work globally, defining what characterises your craft, and driving your learning experience beyond the studio walls. In 2016 our students visited the British Ceramic Biennial and Munich for TALENTE 2016, as well as showcasing work at Tent, part of London Design Fair. Our international biennial Making Futures conference brings together a radical and cross-disciplinary community of practice from 30 different countries, including designer-makers, businesses, economists, ethnographers, and buyers at the forefront of critical, curatorial and academic development... [-]

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Arts and Design

Mt Sierra College
Campus Full time Part time 48 - 96 months September 2017 USA Monrovia + 1 more

Using traditional design concepts along with today’s technology, Mt. Sierra College Graphic Design graduates will be prepared to tackle complex design challenges using a wide variety of software, hardware and proven design applications. Students will learn how to create a distinctive “look” for promotional, print, graphic designs, brochures, logos, packaging, illustrations, billboards and advertisements. From idea conception to delivery of the finished product, students create materials that effectively promote products and services. Mt. Sierra College graduates use their trained artistic eyes to create strategic visions in this market-driven field. [+]

Using traditional design concepts along with today’s technology, Mt. Sierra College Graphic Design graduates will be prepared to tackle complex design challenges using a wide variety of software, hardware and proven design applications. Students will learn how to create a distinctive “look” for promotional, print, graphic designs, brochures, logos, packaging, illustrations, billboards and advertisements. From idea conception to delivery of the finished product, students create materials that effectively promote products and services. Mt. Sierra College graduates use their trained artistic eyes to create strategic visions in this market-driven field. Students specializing in Graphic Design will receive intense study in Publication Design, Information Design, Pre-Press Design, Packaging Design, and additional electives to gain expertise in other areas of media arts and design. Graphic Design graduates are prepared for a variety of eventual career opportunities including Graphic Artist, Digital Imaging Specialist, Digital Illustrator, Layout Artist, Production Artist, Art Director, Desktop Publisher, Production Manager, and Creative Director. How much will this program cost me? Tuition and fees: $68,200 Books and supplies: $5,000 On-campus room & board: not offered What financing options are available to help me pay for this program? Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below: Federal loans: $45,236 Private education loans: $0 Institutional financing plan: $0 [-]

Bachelor in Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

The Art department's mission is to train artists, art historians, and visual arts administrators, as well as to provide service courses for non-art majors. Through our courses, we aspire to build an appreciation for the rich interchange of images and ideas that can happen between art and other academic disciplines. [+]

BAs in Fine Arts. Why Study Art? The Art department's mission is to train artists, art historians, and visual arts administrators, as well as to provide service courses for non-art majors. Through our courses, we aspire to build an appreciation for the rich interchange of images and ideas that can happen between art and other academic disciplines. Our graduates in art have been encouraged to consider their future professional role in the context of both the contemporary world and the historical world. Besides a reverence for art history, they have been taught appropriate skills of mind, hand, and eye. They have been helped to find the next steps in their life journey, and have been challenged to be the best they can be in their chosen specialty. How We're Different Small classes taught by nationally and internationally renowned faculty equates to individual attention and successful mentoring. Students have access to studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week which promotes independent visual exploration, fosters camaraderie and community among students, and encourages the work ethic needed for success in the visual arts. Each studio faculty member maintains an active studio, most have gallery affiliations, and all have successful national and/or international exhibition records. Art history faculty have proven records of success including publications and presentations at national and international venues, publications in peer-reviewed literature, and internationally competitive research grants and fellowships. Faculty and students have participated in ArtPrize by curating, publishing, and exhibiting and have included Overall Winner in 2010,... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art

Westminster College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New Wilmington

The Fine Art degree introduces students to diverse art forms through traditional and contemporary materials and techniques. Creative thinking and problem solving are integral parts of the degree. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art The Fine Art degree introduces students to diverse art forms through traditional and contemporary materials and techniques. Creative thinking and problem solving are integral parts of the degree. Westminster College offers a well-rounded education for artists, emphasizing the bridges between disciplines. Because of this, students benefit greatly from the College’s liberal arts setting. The department encourages interdisciplinary studies that cross over into public relations, visual communications, psychology, or business courses. For students seeking further study in fields of creative expression, Westminster provides a strong foundation. There are extra-curricular opportunities offered to expand students’ knowledge and understanding of the cultural arts, such as trips to museums, galleries, special openings, and conferences. Invited working artists provide talks and demonstrations of their craft to introduce students to real-world applications of the degree. Students are encouraged to use their creative skills throughout campus via clubs, organizations, productions, and publications. THE FINE ART MAJOR IN PHOTOS Requirements for the Major Art Courses: ART 101 Basic Studio Art 2D ART 102 Foundation Drawing ART 107 Worlds of Art: Ideas and Images OR other Art History course ART 200 Basic Studio Art 3D ART 601 Capstone: Studio Project ART 602 Capstone: Exhibit and Portfolio And one of the following painting courses: ART 104 Beginning Oil Painting ART 108 Landscape Painting ART 201 Waterbased Painting And one of the following 3D studio courses: ART 106 Handbuilding Ceramics ART 202 Wheelthrowing Ceramics ART 208 Intro to Sculpture ART 218 Contemporary Crafts And at... [-]

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 Fine Arts. 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. [-]

BFA Photography, Fine Art and Museum/Gallery Practice

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

For an expansive, fine art photographic experience, this specialization is perfect for you. Not only will you explore traditional darkroom techniques, you’ll master the most up-to-date digital practices. [+]

For an expansive, fine art photographic experience, this specialization is perfect for you. Not only will you explore traditional darkroom techniques, you’ll master the most up-to-date digital practices. You’ll leave our campus with an exhibition portfolio ready for publication or for museum and gallery shows – and you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad at any of our network schools your Junior year. STUDIO FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS: 4 CREDITS PHOT 1001 Freshman Studio I (2 credits) PHOT 1002 Freshman Studio II (2 credits) As part of the liberal arts core curriculum that all undergraduate students are required to take, photography students must include the following course as their Humanities Distributive core course: 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. BFA MAJOR REQUIREMENTS/PHOTOGRAPHY/ALL BFA STUDENTS: 32 CREDITS PHOT 2010 Beginning Digital Photography (4 credits) PHOT 2015 Introduction to Studio Lighting (4 credits) PHOT 3005 History of Photography (1830-1950) (4 credits) PHOT 3060 Ethics and Image (4 credits) PHOT 3100 Intermediate Digital Photography (4 credits) PHOT 4006 History of Contemporary Art Photography (4 credits) PHOT 4097 BFA Thesis (4 credits) PHOT 3001... [-]

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 Fine Arts. 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Illustration (Inc HND)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

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. [+]

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 help, support and challenge... [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Fine Arts. 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... [-]

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... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts

Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Malta Paola

Throughout this degree, you will have the opportunity to understand and develop a range of practical fine art disciplines, including drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking and digital imaging. [+]

BAs in Fine Arts. The programme units of this course may be considered as a synthesis of the most important elements of professional fine art practice, concerned as they are with underpinning knowledge, fundamental skills and understanding. Throughout this degree, you will have the opportunity to understand and develop a range of practical fine art disciplines, including drawing, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking and digital imaging. You will be encouraged to delve into the multidimensional aspect of Fine Art theory and practice by tackling a broad variety of issues, including spiritual, moral and ethical, as well as environmental and socio-cultural. This course will sustain you in your own personal development, in conjunction with the development of your studio practice. The course encourages independent learning and develops learners’ ability to explore, apply and extend their learning in different contexts and situations. Students will also benefit from shared lectures, projects and workshops, and are generally expected to work in multidisciplinary teams on real-life cases. Assessment The course includes a wide variety of assessment methods including design projects, presentations, practical projects and written work. The assessment is continuous throughout the course. Core Study Units Drawing 1 (Anatomy) Drawing 2 ( Visual Language) Sculpture 1 Visual Communication Digital Media in Visual Arts Photography Painting 1 Contextual Studies Multi-disciplinary Storytelling & Narratives English Critical Thinking Professional Studies & Entrepreneurship Specialist Units Contemporary Drawing Applications Developing 3D Language Specialist Studio Practice 1 Specialist Studio Practice 2 Multimedia in Fine Art Art Theory and Criticism Fine Art Printing... [-]

BA in Graphic Design

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

The Art Department provides Wartburg students the ability to communicate with discipline and imaginative understanding about the visual world and its design. Through appreciation, experience, and production, art students broaden their creative and critical abilities and share these new skills through creating works of art. [+]

The Art Department provides Wartburg students the ability to communicate with discipline and imaginative understanding about the visual world and its design. Through appreciation, experience, and production, art students broaden their creative and critical abilities and share these new skills through creating works of art. The Art Department offers a variety of academic and studio courses in traditional and technology-based media. The limited size of classes and open attitudes of faculty encourage individual attention and a close working relationship. Through advanced courses and independent studies, students may pursue individual interests. Requirements 14 course credits: ART 105 Design I ART 108 Graphic Design ART 111 Drawing ART 150 20th-Century Art, Media, and Design ART 201 Painting ART 205 Communication Design ART 208 Photography I ART 210 Communication Design II ART 250 Art History: Early Through Gothic ART 251 Art History: Renaissance Through Modern ART 310 Advanced Design Projects ART 371 Internship ART 461 Seminar in Art: Research ART 462 Seminar in Art: Exhibition One course credit from: BA 353 Principles of Marketing BA 454 Advertising and Promotion [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Fine Arts. 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... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts

Lund University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Bachelor's programme in Fine Arts at Malmö Art Academy is a three-year undergraduate programme in Fine Arts at Lund University. [+]

Programme overview – BSc in Fine Art

The Bachelor of Fine Arts programme at Malmö Art Academy provides preparation for an international career. We take your own artistic work as the starting point in teaching theoretical and practical subjects.

The three-year Bachelor’s programme consists of individual work in your own studio, individual tutoring from professors and other teaching staff, and timetabled courses in the major fields of artistic technique,artistic creation and art theory. Our internationally active professors work in a range of different artistic fields. This leads to important interaction at Malmö Art Academy and also gives you the opportunity to choose courses that reflect your artistic intentions.... [-]


BA in Visual Art

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the BA (Visual Art) Degree is to develop students' creative, imaginative and critical knowledge, skills and academic research capabilities to practice as artists within the domains of the visual-cultural industries, and/or to engage in postgraduate study in visual art. [+]

BAs in Fine Arts. The purpose of the BA (Visual Art) Degree is to develop students' creative, imaginative and critical knowledge, skills and academic research capabilities to practice as artists within the domains of the visual-cultural industries, and/or to engage in postgraduate study in visual art. The BA (Visual Art) Degree programme will equip students with a thorough knowledge of visual art practices, discourses, theories and research methodologies. The programme facilitates the creation of meaning through art; research within art history and criticism; contemporary artistic production7 civic agency; visual identity and visual technologies. The programme will focus on creative and critical thinking according to ethical and professional standards, in order to explore experimental, transformative and inter-disciplinary approaches to the making, reception and analysis of art within pan-African and international contexts. In keeping with the University's focus on promoting African scholarship, the BA (Visual Art) programme addresses the need for academically adept, discipline-sophisticated and civic-minded graduates who are able to respond to the challenges of visual culture in a globalized environment. The programme is accessible to students in the Faculty of Humanities who wish to study Art History and Theory up to level three. The Department of Visual Art may recommend Visual Art students access to certain cognate modules offered in the Faculty of Humanities. Career Opportunities Graduates could work in many areas of the visual art industries, including: Professional artist Art education and training Art gallery and museum curating and management Art consulting Arts Writing Art criticism, research and journalism... [-]