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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BA Degree in Animation

Pulse College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Ireland Dublin

Take the first step to becoming a professional animator! Pulse College is very excited to partner with Griffith College, Ireland’s largest independent third level institution, to deliver this brand new, unique and industry-focused BA Degree in Animation. [+]

Take the first step to becoming a professional animator! Pulse College is very excited to partner with Griffith College, Ireland’s largest independent third level institution, to deliver this brand new, unique and industry-focused BA Degree in Animation.

Pulse College’s BA Degree in Animation is developed and taught by practising industry professionals to ensure that you receive the very highest levels of training. A key part of the course involves producing a portfolio of work that will help you get into the exciting and growing Irish and international animation industry.

Studying at Pulse College will introduce you to valuable professional workflows and teach you everything from the basics of animation, 2D animation techniques, through to full 3D modelling. With the significant benefit of hands-on experience, you will be taught beyond the standard levels required by academic institutions. This practical experience is an essential element of our unique programme.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Illustration and Animation (Top Up)

Raffles Singapore
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 Singapore

Illustration & Animation is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing. Teaching is informed by staff research, practice and expertise. [+]

Illustration & Animation is a practice-based course with creative, critical, reflective and technical skills developed in the studio and enhanced by pertinent academic writing. Teaching is informed by staff research, practice and expertise. Students are actively encouraged to be imaginative, ambitious and resourceful to face the challenges of an unpredictable, demanding, globally-competitive and technologically-driven world.

Minimum Entry Requirements Completion of Raffles Singapore Advanced Diploma; or Equivalent Core Dissertation External Practice Major Project Elective Elective* Advanced English: Academic Essay Writing Design Promotion Enhancing Reflective Study Skills Across Cultural Boundaries Global Experience in Art and Design How to set up a Freelance Business ... [-]

Bachelor of Design Arts: Visual Arts

LCI Melbourne
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 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.... [-]


B.A. in Visual Art Studies

Anglo-American University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


BA in Animation (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2019 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.... [-]


Art Studio - Fine Arts

International Accelerator
Campus September 2019 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 presents 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.... [-]


BA (Hons) Fine Art

Norwich University of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2019 United Kingdom Norwich

Our BA (Hons) Fine Art degree is one of the longest-established Fine Art degrees in the country, benefiting from over 170 years of excellence in Fine Art education. [+]

Overview

Graduates of our undergraduate Fine Art course have achieved national and international success, including a Turner Prize nomination, inclusion in the New Contemporaries and selection for the XL Catlin Art Guide.

Your fine art skills

You’ll join a vibrant community of fellow artists and creative thinkers, building a substantial body of work as you enjoy the freedom to explore your artistic practice and working methods throughout the course. Studio and project spaces within our purpose-built fine art studios will provide the ideal physical space to express your unique voice as an artist.

You’ll develop your curatorial skills, exhibiting your own work and peers’, on campus and off, and you’ll benefit from dedicated contact time with expert academic staff throughout your studies.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Painting

Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Campus 3 years October 2019 Italy Rome

We will teach you to paint starting with a traditional approach before moving on to master the latest techniques. Bringing art, the future and a profession within your grasp along a single educational pathway. [+]

From immemorial time, the language of mankind.

We will teach you to paint starting with a traditional approach before moving on to master the latest techniques. Bringing art, the future and a profession within your grasp along a single educational pathway.

The visual arts are the most ancient of creative activities, and the skills and talents of the artist are still needed today. RUFA teaches young people how to express themselves, beginning from tradition whilst acquiring mastery of the techniques of today: painting, video, performance art, installations, electronic art. The modern visual artist must as aware of history as well as of the times in which we live now; RUFA helps its students to combine art, future, and profession into a single project. The professional scenarios that then open to students who have taken their Ba Degree in the painting are the visual arts, graphic art, and painting as a pure artistic expression. Thanks to their study in specific areas (contemporary art history, photography, and audiovisual, pictorial, graphic, and figurative techniques and technologies) RUFA graduates can work as curators of exhibition spaces, art directors for cultural events, graphic designers, and as art publishers. Anyone of these artistic sectors will be able to pick them out thanks to the high-level of their training in the visual arts, aesthetics, the phenomenology of the contemporary arts, and the organization of art spaces and concepts.... [-]


BA (Hons) Animation

Nottingham Trent University: School of Art & Design
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 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 showreel, tailored to your own career aspirations, and be ready to launch your creative career as an animator. [+]

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 ... [-]

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

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 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.... [-]


BA Honours in Fine Art Mixed Media

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

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

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

You are encouraged to bring highly individual approaches to studio practice, coupled with an emphasis on experiential learning; these are the defining factors that have established the course at the cutting edge of contemporary practice.

We select only the most dedicated and creative students who have the energy, enthusiasm and commitment that the course requires. Our exceptional team of practising artists teaching theory and practice are supported by state-of-the-art facilities and workshops that are at the forefront of current technical innovation.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Visual Arts

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

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 work opportunities to develop their critical thinking, conceptual problem solving, and practical artistic and design skills.

WHY N.A.B.A. To study in Milan and Rome, world capitals of Fashion, Culture, Art 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 ... [-]

BA (Hons) in Animation Production

Arts University Bournemouth
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Bournemouth

Our illustrious alumni at Pixar, Lucasarts, and Aardman testify to the success of our Creative Skillset accredited curriculum and production-based studio environment. [+]

Overview

Our illustrious alumni at Pixar, Lucasarts, and Aardman testify to the success of our Creative Skillset accredited curriculum and production-based studio environment.

You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:

BA (Hons) Animation Production (2D Animation) BA (Hons) Animation Production (CG Animation) BA (Hons) Animation Production (Stop Motion Animation) BA (Hons) Animation Production (Visual Development for Animation)

You can download the full programme specification here.

Studying at AUB Read more about learning and teaching at AUB and when you will receive your timetable here Find out about accommodation Read about managing your money as a student and find out more about any course costs Read our Admissions Policy Level 4 (First year) ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Animation

Concordia University Chicago
Online Full time Part time August 2019 USA River Forest

Students enrolled in Animation programs pursue careers in animation art, character animation, CGI effects, and motion graphics. Concordia-Chicago’s animation coursework focuses on the art and production of moving images, as well as the organizational aspects of the animation field--project development and preproduction. A degree in Animation also prepares students to work in a variety of traditionally “unanimated” subjects as visual learning techniques expand into other knowledge disciplines through the “artification” of history, science, engineering, architecture, broadcasting, education, training, social services, legal, medicine, forensics, and others. [+]

Prepare for a career at the intersection of art and technology

Students enrolled in Animation programs pursue careers in animation art, character animation, CGI effects, and motion graphics. Concordia-Chicago’s animation coursework focuses on the art and production of moving images, as well as the organizational aspects of the animation field--project development and preproduction. A degree in Animation also prepares students to work in a variety of traditionally “unanimated” subjects as visual learning techniques expand into other knowledge disciplines through the “artification” of history, science, engineering, architecture, broadcasting, education, training, social services, legal, medicine, forensics, and others.... [-]


BA (Hons) Animation

AAS College
Campus Full time 3 years October 2019 Greece Thessaloniki

Animation is one of the fastest growing industries in the world which will increasingly feature in our everyday lives. With technological development at the stage they are today it proves [+]

BA (Hons) Animation

Animation is one of the fastest growing industries in the world which will increasingly feature in our every day lives. With technological development at the stage they are today it proves impossible to tell truth from fiction.Animators can be responsible for any or all aspects of feature film production through to the manufacture of models, photo sets, computer generated images, art direction, commercial material and advertisements. The design of CD Roms, Web Pages and short animated title sequences provide other opportunities for the animators to apply their skill.This unique course is designed to help you create animated characters and narrative that not only capture the imagination of an audience but have an awareness of the social and cultural place within that art form. From day one, projects focus on the specialist skills needed to create animated films. 3D stop-motion, model-making and puppet production, 2D cell, illustrative and computer-generated animation are covered. Opportunity for individuality and personal expression is provided throughout the course. At the end of the final year, work will be exhibited in a degree show screening.The course introduces you to the discipline, it encourages you to explore and specialise in the specific area of Animation that particularly interests you.Entry RequirementsMost of our students have successfully completed a Foundation Course in Art and Design. A specific entry requirement for this course is a portfolio of work containing evidence of drawing ability and ideas.Other acceptable qualifications include:... [-]