Bachelor of Arts Programs in Fine Arts

Compare 38 Undergraduate Studies in Fine Arts

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 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. [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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.... [-]


BA (Hons) Animation & Visual Effects

Falmouth University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Penryn

Launch your career in a rapidly growing sector. You'll learn and develop animation skills using industry-standard software, working creatively across a range of subjects, from traditional art practices to the complex work of visual effects. [+]

Launch your career in a rapidly growing sector. You'll learn and develop animation skills using industry-standard software, working creatively across a range of subjects, from traditional art practices to the complex work of visual effects.

Supported by experts from all forms of animation and visual effects, you'll experience a professional studio environment. Discover all forms of animation, trying your hand at 20 and 30 computer, stop motion and experimental work. You'll work in groups on projects that range from short assignments and live briefs through to films for festivals and competitions. All this is guided and nurtured by our expert staff and industry mentors.

Benefits Opportunity for industry mentoring Live briefs with professional clients Guest lectures from industry experts Professional studio facilities and software Animation festival trips ... [-]

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. [+]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]


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 exceptional results and move on to professional practice or further study with confidence and experience. [+]

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.... [-]


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 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) 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 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 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.... [-]


BA (Hons) Animation

AAS College
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 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:... [-]


BA Honours in Animation

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

Commercial animation is a rapidly growing and vibrant industry, encompassing a very broad range of rewarding and fascinating creative job opportunities. This exciting specialist course will enable you to develop your imaginative and creative skills, while giving you a sound knowledge and understanding of animation processes, techniques and critical theory. [+]

Commercial animation is a rapidly growing and vibrant industry, encompassing a very broad range of rewarding and fascinating creative job opportunities. This exciting specialist course will enable you to develop your imaginative and creative skills, while giving you a sound knowledge and understanding of animation processes, techniques and critical theory.

The strong emphasis on creative practice will help to develop your skills in drawing and design, along with the imaginative development and innovation of ideas expressed sequentially. These skills, together with the professional practice aspects of the course, will ensure that you have the confidence and expertise to succeed in industry, whether as a designer, manager, producer or technician. You will also develop the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.... [-]


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 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, 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 ... [-]

BFA in Visual Arts

Lund University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The Bachelor’s programme in Visual Arts 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. [+]

Programme overview

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.... [-]


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.... [-]