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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B.A. in Illustration and Animation

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Milan

The course of illustration aims at forming a design professional who gives form and life to an idea, concept, character or situation thanks to his /her extraordinary capacity to represent, mimic or transform creativity into reality. [+]

The course of illustration aims at forming a design professional who gives form and life to an idea, concept, character or situation thanks to his /her extraordinary capacity to represent, mimic or transform creativity into reality. The illustrator possesses a deep knowledge of the language and the specific techniques used in the various areas of application: from a children’s illustrator to a scientific illustrator, a cartoonist, an animator, working in the field of traditional publishing, to the world of advertising.

Professional Profile: Illustrator, Animation Designer. The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (M.I.U.R.) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF). The course of Illustration and Animation forms professional artists, an illustrator capable of translating into images, both concepts and ideas, able to create new languages, to invent new ways of using them, and to find links between the various forms of visual expression. He/she is a professional figure capable of analyzing and applying the creative processes and his own graphic interpretation to communicate by signs and images, going as far as using new technologically experimental techniques from the modern multimedia area, including his/her own areas of discovery and research in the field of modern visual communication.... [-]


Bachelor of Design Arts: Visual Arts

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

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

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If you have creative flair and an artistic leaning, our Visual Arts program allows you to explore and experiment with your expressive nature. Entwined with theory, the program will support you towards realizing your creative vision through research, art history, traditional practice methods, and contemporary approaches to art in materials and process. You will develop foundational skills in life drawing and observational drawing and learn techniques to enable the manifestation of your art production. Advanced knowledge of national and international artists and their practice will provide a framework and context for you to locate your own emerging practice. As an Academy graduate with a major in Visual Arts, you will have wide-ranging professional opportunities – for example, practicing as an exhibiting artist, commercial illustration, teaching, or working in gallery and museum collections.... [-]


BA in Animation (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham + 1 more

Created in conjunction with industry leaders, this course is taught by practising professionals who have worked on animation projects such as Max Bear, Total Recall and How to Train Your Dragon. Working in our new animation studio, you'll be trained to use the latest animation equipment, including the latest Adobe Suite, Maya, TVPaint and Wacom Pro Tablets. [+]

Created in conjunction with industry leaders, this course is taught by practising professionals who have worked on animation projects such as Max Bear, Total Recall and How to Train Your Dragon. Working in our new animation studio, you'll be trained to use the latest animation equipment, including the latest Adobe Suite, Maya, TVPaint and Wacom Pro Tablets.

You'll have the freedom to develop your own style and career path, learning the skills you need to flourish in this rapidly-changing industry, from award-winning animators. Whether you have an interest in feature films, television, games, apps, advertising or music videos, this course will prepare you thoroughly and give you plenty of opportunities for practical experience and review.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Visual Arts

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Milan

The BA program in Painting and Visual Arts acknowledges the contemporary transformations that are blurring the traditional borders between fine art disciplines today. The program reinterprets and expands the traditional academic approach to painting and visual arts by encouraging experimentation with a full array of artistic techniques and media. [+]

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PAINTING AND VISUAL ARTS 

Specialization in Painting

Specialization in Exhibition and Display Design

Our ‘Learning by Doing’ approach combines traditional visual disciplines with new digital technologies and synthesizes individual study with group project work. We establish numerous collaborations and projects with Italian and international companies and institutions to give students hands-on workplace opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY NABA To study in Milan, recognized as the world’s capital of fashion, arts and design To collaborate with over 1,000 companies, working on real-world projects and complementing your studies with unique internship opportunities To obtain a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural learning experience, with a focus on direct experimentation To learn from an outstanding faculty of inspiring industry professionals and mentors To attend cutting-edge programs held both in Italian and English, that will give you an internationally recognized degree To study in an award-winning academy, selected by leading publications such as Frame Publishers, Domus Magazine and Business of Fashion as one of the world's top schools for art and design Program ... [-]

Bachelor in Fine Art

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

The BFA program teaches students the creative and technical skills needed to thrive as career artists. Advanced instruction is offered in non-figurative and figurative fine art, including painting, sculpting, and printmaking. [+]

BAs in Fine Arts. The BFA program teaches students the creative and technical skills needed to thrive as career artists. Advanced instruction is offered in non-figurative and figurative fine art, including painting, sculpting, and printmaking. Our Sculpture department has one of the largest and most advanced facilities of its kind in North America, and our state-of-the-art printmaking facilities merge traditional tools with cutting edge technology. BFA Fine Art Unit Requirements Major Coursework Core 36 units Major 42 units Electives 9 units Liberal Arts 45 units TOTAL 132 units BFA Fine Art Degree Requirements Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements: 3 Written Communication courses 4 Art Historical Awareness courses 1 Employment Communications & Practices course 1 Historical Awareness course 1 Quantitative Literacy course 1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. BFA Program Learning Outcomes Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Visual Communication (Painting & Printmaking) Produce a consistent body of work demonstrating proficiency in a breadth of fine art disciplines (Sculpture) Demonstrate understanding of three-dimensional composition, crafting (technical skill) and applying underlying concept to the overall sculpted solution. (Painting & Printmaking) Demonstrate basic skills in composition (Sculpture) Demonstrate basic skills in 3D composition (Painting & Printmaking) Demonstrate effective use of color theory (Painting) Demonstrate effective use of proportion and... [-]

BA in Fine Art

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 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 ECTS Credits: 240 Profile of the Programme

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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 specialised 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 contextualisation. To enable students to develop a personalised 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. ... [-]

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... [-]

Art Studio - Fine Arts

International Accelerator
Campus September 2018 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. [+]

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 Fine Art

City & Guilds of London Art School
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 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 Fine Arts. 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... [-]

BA (Hons) Animation

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

This cutting-edge course will give you the chance to learn about animation and explore it in a way that reflects current art and industry practice. You’ll have the opportunity to study the broadest range of disciplines including drawing, writing, 2D and 3D animation, character design, storyboarding, scoring, and directing. By the end of the course you will have developed a thesis short animation and a professional show reel, tailored to your own career aspirations, and be ready to launch your creative career as an animator. [+]

BAs in Fine Arts. BA (Hons) Animation This cutting-edge course will give you the chance to learn about animation and explore it in a way that reflects current art and industry practice. You’ll have the opportunity to study the broadest range of disciplines including drawing, writing, 2D and 3D animation, character design, storyboarding, scoring, and directing. By the end of the course you will have developed a thesis short animation and a professional show reel, tailored to your own career aspirations, and be ready to launch your creative career as an animator. Key features: Explore the whole subject area of animation – from drawing and writing to storyboarding and direction. Take part in live projects and competitions, giving you exposure to the industry. Have access to industry-standard equipment and software such as Autodesk's Maya, TVPaint and Dragonframe. Learn from course staff with industry experience and expertise in areas such as scriptwriting and sequential drawing. Complete short periods of work experience, to help you gain professional experience and skills. Apply to go on an overseas exchange to a partner university in Europe through the Erasmus programme. Exhibit your work at our Degree Show in Nottingham in your final year. Be selected to showcase your work at international film festivals. How you’re taught Teaching and learning experiences will include: lectures and briefings studio workshops seminars tutorials peer and self-evaluations verbal and visual presentations teamwork live projects and competitions study trips personal development planning. Assessment Assessment is 100% through coursework. You will be... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Northern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA DeKalb

Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. [+]

Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Acting All students are accepted by successful completion of an audition and interview to begin the program and are evaluated yearly to retain their position. This program offers intensive training with a personalized approach aimed at ensuring that graduates are prepared for the artistic and business demands of an acting career. During the first two years, students study different facets of the theatre including acting, theatre history, script analysis, dance, mask work, and theatre design and technology. Many of the university's general education requirements are completed during this period as well. The second semester of the freshmen year students start the professional block of training in movement, voice and acting. Training and coursework for the acting emphasis is Meisner-based and in-depth for all four years. Coursework includes on-camera acting for film and television and classes in voice-over, cold reading and audition techniques. Shakespeare and comedy of manners, dialects, stage combat, contemporary and period plays, musical theatre and on-camera techniques are also offered. At the end of the senior year, successful students... [-]

B.A. in Visual Art Studies

Anglo-American University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The B.A. in Visual Art Studies program offers three different areas of concentration: Art History and Art Theory, Arts Management & Curatorial Studies, and Studio Art options from painting, photography, and sculpture to conceptual and cross-media arts. [+]

BAs in Fine Arts. B.A. in Visual Art Studies The B.A. in Visual Art Studies program offers three different areas of concentration: Art History and Art Theory, Arts Management & Curatorial Studies, and Studio Art options from painting, photography, and sculpture to conceptual and cross-media arts. This program is unique in that students acquire knowledge from different aspects of the art world, preparing them for a better variety of options in the future, including the pursuit of an MFA (Master in Fine Arts). The studio art classes are all taught by internationally recognized and active artists. Visual Art Studies also requires an interdisciplinary liberal arts foundation, and limited electives in Humanities and Media Studies are encouraged. By studying sociology, psychology, media studies, politics and economics, students develop critical and informed thinking about humanitarian and social issues, which is such a part of the contemporary art scene. Students in this program thus gain a deeper or more sophisticated grasp of art history and art theory beyond usual art-studio focused programs, thus giving them a distinct competitive advantage for local and international pursuits. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the B.A. in Visual Art Studies program can expect to: Learn and participate in all of the various aspects of the contemporary art world Develop skills in art studio electives according to each student’s own level of expertise and interest Understand the complex world of art from historical, theoretical and economical perspectives Be qualified for advanced studies in art history or art studio, and research... [-]

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

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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. [+]

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, Top 10 in 2012,... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts

Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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... [-]