Bachelors of Arts in Visual Arts

Compare 202 BA Programs in Visual Arts

Visual Arts

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a fundamental and versatile component of a student’s higher education. This undergraduate degree, typically taking four years to complete and requiring a range of classes, demonstrates the extent of a graduate's learning and critical thinking ability.

What is a BA in Visual Arts? This degree can involve many study topics, given the fact that each program – as well as each student – has a unique focus. In essence, a visual arts program will center on artistic education, developing students' creativity, as well as their understanding of visual art techniques and theory. Specific visual arts programs include, for example, animation, fine arts, and photojournalism. Many programs promote a well-rounded education through breadth requirements, which ensure that students take a variety of classes both within and outside of the arts.

One advantage to this field of study is its highly customizable nature. Students will have the chance to concentrate on a specific artistic medium, such as paint or clay. Projects and assignments leave plenty of room for creative interpretation and individual expression, so every student can follow this path of study differently according to his or her interests.

BAs in Visual Arts vary greatly in cost depending on the institutions and their locations. More information on enrollment costs can be obtained from individual schools.

There are many potential careers that can stem from a Visual Arts BA. These options include becoming a professional artist, fashion designer, and interior decorator. It should be noted, however, that as a Bachelor of Arts degree, this path of study opens doors rather than closing them; a visual arts degree does not restrict a student to solely art-based careers. With a BA in Visual Arts, students are well equipped to seek careers or master's degrees in fields not directly related to the field of visual Arts.

A BA in Visual Arts or a comparable field is available at most undergraduate institutions. The advantage to taking this degree online is the vast number of international programs that will be available to you, so long as you have an Internet connection. If you are interested in pursuing this degree online, or if you simply would like information on specific programs, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BA in Photography

BTK University of Art & Design
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Berlin

Photographers create the images of the world in which we live. A single photograph can visualize complex thematic relationships, whilst at the same time speak directly to the viewer on an emotional level. [+]

To study photography means learning how to see in terms of images. Why does one image speak to us so much more than another? What qualities must an image possess to make it good? Which visual strategies will lead to which visual result? 

Images inspire the creation of further images and so therefore, throughout the program, many examples of images from the history of art and photography will be discussed and analyzed in relation to their contemporary relevance. An important aspect of the study program is the discussion of images: those created by the students themselves and those created by others. 

This approach provides the students with an understanding of the creative, intellectual and technical factors which lead to good visual results. Projects from the different fields of the photography enable the students to become familiar with the medium, as well as their own strengths and weaknesses. This approach allows the students to develop and define their own unique artistic style of photography by the end of the program.... [-]


Bachelor in Simulation and Game Design

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Simulation and Gaming Design majors are provided with the necessary tools to master design, 3D modeling and programming used in developing video games and simulation training in the military, healthcare, academic and private industries. [+]

Did your parents say playing video games was not a career? Did you zone out right after they said it? Well, you might not have heard the next sentence: designing and developing simulation and video games is a career. Simulation and Gaming Design majors are provided with the necessary tools to master design, 3D modeling and programming used in developing video games and simulation training in the military, healthcare, academic and private industries. You'll learn everything from, programming to story development, to interface and character and soundtrack design with a focus on the creative and analytical elements of conceptualizing, designing, building and producing for this fast growing Industry. Students develop skills in creative and visual arts, audio and video technology and management. Students participate in an individual and collaborative learning curriculum and environment modeled after real game studios. Emphases on aesthetics, technical skills, audience analysis and development, prepare each student to be the serious gamer the industry values. There are currently more than 30 simulation and game companies in the Triangle area alone. Courses Bachelor of Arts in Simulation and Game Design Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Simulation and Game Design Core Courses 48 credit hours General Electives 23 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.A. in Simulation and Game Design 120 credit hours Careers Simulation and Game Design majors focus on learning the creative and analytical elements of conceptualizing, designing, building and producing for this fast growing Industry. There are currently more than 30 simulation and game companies in the Triangle area alone. Some of the potential Internship sites include: EPIC Games IBM ICARUS Studios Lenovo Red Storm Entertainment Virtual Heroes Wake Med Hospital [-]

Bachelor in Game Arts and Design

Mt Sierra College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Monrovia

People once called them games. Now we call them training for pilots and soldiers, learning tools for children, and totally-blow-your-mind-graphics. [+]

BAs in Visual Arts. People once called them games. Now we call them training for pilots and soldiers, learning tools for children, and totally-blow-your-mind-graphics. What was once a cottage industry is now an 11 billion dollar market that desperately needs programmers and designers. With the hands-on education Mt. Sierra College offers, students become skilled professionals. Graduates of the Games Arts & Design program enter the field eager to develop the next generation of games and simulations for a growing industry. Students enrolling in the Game Arts and Design area of specialization will take courses that build a solid foundation in multimedia arts and design and will take specialized courses in game and simulation development. Students specializing in Game Arts and Design will be prepared for employment in the areas of game and simulation development. Students will possess strong design abilities and will explore the world of interactivity so prevalent in the gaming, defense and health occupation arenas. [-]

Bachelor of Art in Art

University of Sioux Falls
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sioux Falls

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, you must take 29 credits of Art courses and select a 12 credit concentration of Fine Arts, Graphic Design or Pre-art Therapy. [+]

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, you must take 29 credits of Art courses and select a 12 credit concentration of Fine Arts, Graphic Design or Pre-art Therapy. REQUIRED COURSES Complete the following courses: ART101 - Drawing I ART120 - Introduction to Design ART120CT - Introduction to Design **Designated Critical Thinking** ART150 - Introduction to Sculpture ART204 - Painting I ART209 - Art History: Prehistory-14th Century ART210 - Art History: 14th C. -Present ART300 - Communication Arts Colloquium ART310 - Art History: Twentieth Century ART460 - Senior Thesis FA220 - Service in the Arts MED204 - Electronic Media Fine Arts Concentration If you are interested in developing skills in drawing, photography and/or painting, this concentration is for you. Along with completing the core Art courses, you will take additional courses focused specifically on enhancing your creative skills and techniques in a specific area. REQUIRED COURSES Complete the following courses: ART181 - Photography I: Digital ART260 - Printmaking I MED181 - Photography I: Digital COMPENTANCY Obtain a Level III competancy in either drawing, painting, or printmaking. ART201 - Drawing II ART301 - Drawing III ART241 - Painting II ART340 - Painting III ART261 - Printmaking II ART362 - Printmaking III Graphic Design Concentration If you want to gain technique in layout design and computer imaging, consider a concentration in graphic design. Along with completing the core Art courses, you will take courses specifically designed to provide the knowledge and ability to produce design pieces. REQUIRED COURSES Complete the following courses: ART221 - Graphic Design: Layout ART331 - Graphic Design: Imaging ART425 - Graphic Design: Advanced Study ELECTIVE COURSES Complete three credits from the following: ART181 - Photography I: Digital ART220 - Graphic Design: Typography ART260 - Printmaking I ART329 - Web Design ART395 - Internship Pre-Art Therapy Concentration The pre-art therapy program is designed to prepare students for graduate school and certification in art therapy. Students who intend to go to graduate school in art therapy and gain certification are strongly encouraged to double major in art/psychology, with a mental health concentration. REQUIRED COURSES Complete the following courses: ART260 - Printmaking I COMPETENCY Obtain a Level III competancy in either drawing, painting, or printmaking. ART301 - Drawing III ART241 - Painting II ART340 - Painting III ART261 - Printmaking II ART362 - Printmaking III [-]

BA in Studio Arts

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

If you need more wriggle room in your curriculum, our BA in Studio Arts can allow you that flexibility. You’ll begin with our foundation of drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media, and supplement your time here with cross-departmental studies. [+]

BAs in Visual Arts. If you need more wriggle room in your curriculum, our BA in Studio Arts can allow you that flexibility. You’ll begin with our foundation of drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media, and supplement your time here with cross-departmental studies. Integrate film or creative writing, photography or graphic design, to create an interdisciplinary experience custom-tailored to your dream job. The BA in Studio Art requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 4 credits in foundation requirements, 48 credits in major requirements, and 32 credits in either a designated minor or unrestricted electives. LIBERAL ARTS CORE REQUIREMENTS: 36 CREDITS Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits) FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits) Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits) Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits) FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS: 4 CREDITS ARTS 1001 Freshman Studio I (2 credits) ARTH 1001 History of World Art I (4 credits) ARTS 1002 FRESHMAN STUDIO II (2 CREDITS) MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 48 CREDITS ARTH 1002 History of World Art II (4 credits) ARTH 3001 Thinking About Art Now (4 credits) ARTS 1101 Drawing Lab I (4 credits) ARTS 1201 Beginning Painting (4 credits) ARTS 1301 Mixed Media Sculpture (4 credits) ARTS 2102 Drawing Lab II (4 credits) ARTS 3501 Junior Studio (4 credits) ARTS 4901 Professional Practices (4 credits) ARTS 4915 Art Internship (4 credits) Choose one of the following courses: ARTS 2201 Sophomore Painting Studio I (4 credits) ARTS 2301 Sophomore Sculpture Studio I (4 credits) Choose one of the following courses: ARTS 2202 Sophomore Painting Studio II (4 credits) ARTS 2302 Sophomore Sculpture Studio II (4 credits) Choose one of the following options: UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES: 32 CREDITS ‐ Complete a 24‐credit minor in a chosen discipline combined with 8 additional credits of unrestricted electives; or ‐ Complete 32 credits of unrestricted electives. FORMATION OF SCHOOL OF VISUAL AND COMMUNICATION ARTS In August 2014, in order to better serve the growing enrollments in four of its academic programs, SFUAD restructured the administrative management of these programs into a “School of Visual and Communication Arts” (“SVCA”). The SVCA includes degrees in graphic design, digital arts, studio art and photography and is managed by a Dean, Linda Swanson (formerly the Chair of the Studio Art Program). The benefits expected from this administrative reorganization include leadership depth, leveraging of curriculum across four programs, sharing of facilities, improved trans-disciplinary and industry student experiences amongst the four programs as well as a larger and more diverse community under a shared school structure. [-]

Bachelor of Art in Painting and Visual Arts

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Milan

Starting from the belief that a single discipline is not enough to fully grasp the complexities of the contemporary world, the BA Program in Painting and Visual Arts situates itself as a new cross-disciplinary center that integrates the most diverse contemporary artistic practices. [+]

This three-year program acknowledges the contemporary transformations that are blurring the traditional borders between fine art disciplines in favor of a project-driven perspective that attempts to connect art to a broader social context. The program reinterprets and expands a traditional academic approach to painting and visual arts. It includes instruction and experimentation with the full array of artistic techniques and media, encouraging students to conceive artistic works with the complete project in mind and with regard for the dynamics and values of contemporary art. Students are guided through experimentation with a variety of environments, techniques, and methods, which support them in developing an individual way of expressing themselves and their personal artistic path. The program was founded on the belief that the role of an artist is becoming more and more similar to that of a professional capable of playing various roles within contemporary aesthetic and social education, thereby carrying out functions that are connected with the worlds of production and communication. Besides creative skills, students are also encouraged to develop their skills with self-promotion and organization to gain easier access to the professional world. The course is recognized by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF) Career Opportunities Graduates find employment as: Visual artists Illustrators Assistants curators Managers of cultural events Assistants film directors Filmmakers and videographers Cinematographers Sound designers Graphic designers Exhibition and set designers Video and audio editors Photography assistants Placement The Stage & Placement office helps students and graduates identify and apply for internships and staff positions with prospective employers. 
 81% of NABA graduates find employment in positions related to their degree during the first year after graduation*. Students also receive advice and assistance in drafting their resumes, writing job search letters, and organizing their professional portfolios. *Data supplied by Demoskopea from NABA 2013 graduates. Specializations Painting Visual Arts Language: Italian Credits: 180 [-]

Fine Art Mixed Media BA Honours

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 Visual 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 image, performance, photography and sound. Teaching and learning methods encourage you to create a body of work characterised by personal commitment and an increasing sense of autonomy. Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials (individual and group), presentations, crits, workshops, and gallery visits and talks. Year 1 (Credit Level 4) The course emphasis on creativity and individuality is supported by regular tutorials and studio discussion. This encourages you to explore different approaches to practice, coupled with technical introductions and workshops, enabling you to conceive increasingly ambitious projects. Contemporary fine art practice is the focus of debate in both lectures and the studio, supported by the programme of visiting artists and lecturers. You will develop increasing insight into the exciting and diverse contemporary London art scene. Subjects of study include: Contemporary Fine Art Practice – Experimentation Contexts of Contemporary Practice Introduction to Mixed Media (Fine Art) Practice Material Light Reconsidering Drawing Sources of Contemporary Practice Year 2 and Year 3 (Credit Levels 5 and 6) In Years 2 and 3 the focus is on your chosen area of practice; experimentation and innovation are consolidated, and you will undertake a work placement within the creative industries to test your emerging aspirations. Contextual studies, theory and practice are allied, with you defining the topic through tutorial discussion for your Dissertation. The final year culminates in the degree show. You will engage in fundraising, promotion and curation of this public event, which currently takes place at Ambika P3 at the University’s Marylebone Campus. Subjects of study include: Art/Science Collaboration Concepts of Contemporary Fine Art Contemporary Art Ideas and Form Contemporary Fine Art Practice – Exploration and Development Contemporary Fine Art Practice – Presentation Contemporary Fine Art Practice – Realisation Contemporary Fine Art Practice – Research and Development Creative Encounters Dissertation Photo-related Theory Work Placement/Professional Practice The course content is listed by year, corresponding to the full-time mode of study. If you study part-time you will study the same content, spread over four to eight years. Westminster electives As part of your course you can take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 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 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 creative skills so as to integrate within the creative market. Career Prospects: On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to pursue a career as contemporary fine art practitioners, can enter into art education at all learning levels, work as art historians or art critics, curators or advisors for cultural services and art centres. In addition they could work in the film industry, the publishing industry, the theatre, television, as professional photographers, graphic designers, or as coordinators and managers in museums, galleries and arts festivals. Potential employment opportunities include: Professional Contemporary Artist Arts Educator Curator Art Historian Museum and Gallery Professional Arts Researcher Arts Management Photographer Access to Further Studies: Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate studies across a wide range of creative and theoretical subjects. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. Learning Outcomes By the end of the programme the graduates will be able to: Demonstrate an independent and reflective professional studio art practice in a variety of media informed by contemporary art directions and debates. Demonstrate effective practice based skills in the disciplines of drawing, painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video art, digital arts, performance, animation and arts education. Define a direction in their studio practice, contextualize it through research and enquiry, and display the negotiated process based results in the mediums of their choice according to contemporary arts practice standards. Depict a high standard of knowledge of historical, cultural and contemporary fine art directions and to be able to demonstrate this through textual analysis. Critically evaluate their own arts practice and that of others through coherent verbal and written arguments. Have an overall understanding of how the contemporary art and culture system functions and be aware of how funding structures operate. Display their own or others’ work in exhibition spaces and public areas aware of different audiences and promoting this using new media in line with the contemporary art and culture system. Identify their own strengths and apply those in a professional creative arts environment. Work effectively both independently and as part of a team for the production of innovative results in a variety of professional contexts. Demonstrate their ideas, research and knowledge in visual, verbal and written formats according to academic rules and regulations. Demonstrate the ability to work in a committed and professional manner, and to apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of professional contexts. [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Visual Arts. 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 you as well as there being ample studio space, and access to the most up-to-date equipment and facilities for you to thrive in. [-]

BA Hons in Film and Television Studies

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Full-time students register for five modules. Part-time students register for all the modules except for the specialisation modules and the research essay in the first year. In the second year part-time students register for the specialisation modules and the research essay. All elective modules are not necessarily offered every year. [+]

Full-time students register for five modules. Part-time students register for all the modules except for the specialisation modules and the research essay in the first year. In the second year part-time students register for the specialisation modules and the research essay. All elective modules are not necessarily offered every year. The Honours programme consists of five modules, of which four are compulsory and one is an elective module: Compulsory modules: Semester 1 / Semester 2 Communication Theory Research Essay Audiovisual Communication Applied Audiovisual Communication Elective modules: Communication Management and Persuasion Development Communication and Identity New Media and Culture Admission requirements If a student intends specialising in a specialist field in which an undergraduate module was not offered, extended reading and/or an oral examination will be required. Permission may be granted by the Head of the Department to take an Honours module from another subject. Contact details Name: Dr Ylva Rodny-Gumede Tel: 011 559 4112 / Email: yrodny-gumede@uj.ac.za [-]

Bachelor of Film Arts

SAE Institute New Zealand
Campus Full time 2 years March 2017 New Zealand Auckland

The Bachelor of Film Arts is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the film and television industries, incorporating the development of creative skills and research methods necessary in today’s highly competitive industry environment. [+]

BAs in Visual Arts. The Bachelor of Film Arts is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the film and television industries, incorporating the development of creative skills and research methods necessary in today’s highly competitive industry environment. Alongside furthering your technical skills, this degree also develops the understanding of relevant aspects of business management and legal matters as well as communication and research skills. You will meet high profile industry professionals up close in small workshops and seminars who can give you an insight into their perspectives and you will gain work experience off site in real world film studios. The Bachelor of Film Arts is research based, opening the way to the highest levels of academic education (master's and PhD). SAE has a number of pathways into several programmes of study in New Zealand and overseas. Who should take this programme? Diploma graduates wishing to expand their knowledge of subjects taught as part of the Diploma in Film Making Individuals with previous industry experience wishing to expand their employment opportunities Diploma graduates wishing to pursue academic/research based careers including those who aim to achieve post-graduate qualifications at master's and doctoral levels SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES The ability to analyse and generate solutions to unfamiliar and complex problems and issues related to key stages of film production The ability to effectively apply an advanced level of generic skills in a range of production activities such as screenwriting, storyboarding pre-production planning and scheduling, production assisting, directing, camera operation, sound recording, lighting, editing vision and sound, computer generated imaging, 3D animation and special effects The ability to effectively apply specialist skills in specific areas of film production at an advanced level The ability to take responsibility and show leadership in all areas of film production in addressing and solving complex film production problems and issues An understanding of the key pre-production, production and post-production roles, processes and activities, and the ability to apply this understanding effectively to a range of creative and technical situations The ability to effectively utilize a range of production equipment, techniques and technology to achieve a range of complex and challenging creative goals The ability to plan and execute complex tasks either as an individual or part of a team The ability to adapt to and utilize new concepts, equipment and technology A capacity for critical, conceptual and reflective thinking A capacity for creativity and originality The ability to apply research skills and critical thinking to specific problems and issues CAREERS Camera Operator Film Editor Special Effects Artist Scriptwriter Videographer Visual Designer2D or 3D Animator Film Producer Film Post Production Engineer Lighting Technician Performer/Actor Advertising/Marketing/Promotions Film Critic Creative entrepreneur Film Director Line Producer Executive Producer Film Distributor Film Exhibition Film Publicist Sales Agent Event Manager Film Lecturer Media Researcher Media Policy Analyst …and a ton of jobs within our burgeoning film and television industry with creative organisations like the New Zealand Film Commission, NZ on Air, Film NZ, a range of television production houses and so forth. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum Age Students must be 17 years of age or older. Academic Requirements Students must have successfully completed diploma level studies in the same discipline. Students who do not have NCEA Level 3, or equivallent, will have additional requirements discussed during the entrance interview. English Language Requirements Students must have a good command of both oral and written English. Students who do not speak English as the first language, current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a band score of at least 6, or equivalent must be supplied. Entrance Interview Students will be required to attend an entrance interview. FEES AND PAYMENTS Administration Fee : $500 Programme Fee : $17,402 Total Fees : $17,902 Programme fees may be paid by Student Loan or Direct Credit and must be paid in full prior to the start of the course. [-]

BA in Animation & Illustration

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course will lead you progressively through the basics of drawn and digital creative approaches to further advanced skills necessary for a professional career in animation and illustration. Building on the introduction to the basics of both animation and illustration from a technical, creative and theoretical perspective, the latter half of the course offers increasing levels of choice in both disciplines. This course is designed so that it... [+]

Animation & Illustration - BA (Hons) This course will lead you progressively through the basics of drawn and digital creative approaches to further advanced skills necessary for a professional career in animation and illustration. Building on the introduction to the basics of both animation and illustration from a technical, creative and theoretical perspective, the latter half of the course offers increasing levels of choice in both disciplines. This course is designed so that it allows you the freedom to either pursue one area in depth or to continue exploring a wide range of outcomes. Therefore, if you wish to specialise in pursuit of a specific career destination such as digital animation or children’s book illustration, you can do so. Our aim is to fully engage the student in the teaching and learning process and you will be taught using methods designed to help you gain maximum benefit from your studies and fully achieve your goals. This includes: one to one tutorials with your lecturer; lecture presentations; group seminars and group discussion; and critiques to develop a constructive critical overview of your own work. You will be encouraged to explore the potential of moving and still image-making within the creative industries including TV and film, the web, publishing and advertising, video games and animated special effects. In addition to the taught modules, most of which consist of simulated live briefs, there are opportunities to work on live projects for clients from inside and outside the University, and there are many national competitions we encourage students to enter. About the course The University of Bolton’s Animation & Illustration degree programme encourages you to explore the potential of moving and still image-making within the creative industries including TV and film, the web, publishing and advertising. BA (Hons) Animation & Illustration is one of a group of art and design based degrees within the Faculty of Arts and Media Technologies at the University. The course is built around a diverse series of challenging practical assignments which will provide you with the wide range of skills and knowledge you’ll need to pursue your chosen career. Special features Opportunities in some modules throughout your course for visits to animation festivals, galleries, and museums. Opportunities to work on live projects for real world clients from inside and outside the university Graduating students are able to showcase their work at the end of year Degree Show. There is also an opportunity for a limited number of exceptional graduates to exhibit at D&AD in London. What you will learn A strong emphasis is placed on the creative possibilities of commercial image making with attention also given to the relationship between research, theory and practical application. By the end of your degree you’ll be able to demonstrate: A high level of practical knowledge, skills and creativity in your portfolio. In-depth knowledge of specialist areas of illustration and animation, and a critical understanding of the principles involved. Understanding of contemporary illustration and animation, and the social, economic and ethical factors which influence outcomes. The ability to research, critically evaluate and apply information and ideas in your work. Transferable skills such as visual problem solving, working with others, planning and time management, oral and written presentation, and computer skills. The capacity to take a high level of responsibility for your own learning. As an effective, professional visual communicator in a variety of contexts you are encouraged to develop the processes of creative thinking, practical application and critical reflection in skills ranging from keeping traditional drawing sketchbooks to digital compositing techniques. What you will study Level 1 Introduction to the principal aspects of traditional drawing skills in a variety of drawing media. A solid grounding in digital illustration software packages such as Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator. The building blocks of animation using Adobe Flash. Web-based software programmes such as Adobe Dreamweaver are also introduced. Modules include: Scholarship; Ideas into Reality; Digital Animation and Illustration; Visual Literacy; Applied Creativity; Narrative Illustration. Level 2 Further explore animation and illustration in professional contexts and solve design problems in response to real-world briefs. You will be encouraged to reflect on the direction of your work and the creative process. The various strands of research and presentation, visualisation, software applications and contextual reference from the previous year are brought together with increased sophistication and provide essential information and experience for year three. Modules include: Employability and Enterprise; Principles of Animation; Principles of Illustration; Past Present and Futures: Theory into Context; Open Study; Advanced Studio Practice. Level 3 Using the key strengths, skills and knowledge you have acquired you will now focus on your own goals in establishing your professional portfolio. You will consider how you will make an original contribution to the field of animation and illustration and demonstrate a high level of skills, expertise and independent judgment in your work. The final year prepares you for the visual, critical, theoretical and practical challenges in the world of animation and illustration to pursue a career in your chosen discipline. Modules include: Research; Visual Style; Character Design; Professional Practice and Self-Promotion; Major Project; Advanced Studio Practice. Entry requirements 240 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. You will be required to attend for interview and provide a portfolio of appropriate work. The quality of the portfolio/interview is the primary basis on which applicants are selected; therefore special consideration will be given to applicants without the above qualifications who have a strong portfolio. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course please consider our BA (Hons) Art & Design with Foundation degree. On successful completion of the foundation year, you may be able to progress to your chosen Art and Design subject at degree level. [-]

Film Degree BA(Hons)

dBs Film Berlin
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

Learn the practical and theoretical underpinnings you need to become a well-rounded filmmaker, combined with a good chunk of the experience hours that are so essential to becoming an expert. Key to this are our applied modules on the business of filmmaking, building your brand as a filmmaker, funding, multi-platform distribution, audience building, and harnessing the power of social media for promotion. [+]

BAs in Visual Arts. Overview Learn the practical and theoretical underpinnings you need to become a well-rounded filmmaker, combined with a good chunk of the experience hours that are so essential to becoming an expert. Key to this are our applied modules on the business of filmmaking, building your brand as a filmmaker, funding, multi-platform distribution, audience building, and harnessing the power of social media for promotion. Our degree is designed to prepare you for where the industry is going, not where it’s been. It will take you in-depth into each of the key areas and really focus on finding your own creative voice as a visual storyteller. Hands-on and practical, time is also given to really polish each production, with the expectation you will complete your studies with a festival-ready short film. You’ll take strides towards becoming a master storyteller with a profound understanding of light, composition, movement and mise-en-scene. Deconstruct the story and explore the power of moving images to engage and stir emotion in the viewer, and go in-depth into the art and mechanics of recording and editing sound and immerse yourself in the precision and power of post-production. Please be aware that if you take this course, you may never be able to simply sit back and enjoy watching a film ever again… COURSE LENGTH: 3 Years COURSE START DATE: Sept 2017 TERM TIME: Sept 2017 – May 2020 COURSE FEES: from €750 per month Entry requirements DEGREE Academic requirements If you are aged 18 or over and achieved one of the following or their equivalents, you are eligible to apply for any of our degree courses: A Level, Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Abitur, BTEC National Diploma, Scottish Highers, Diploma di Maturità, di Esame di Stato, Título de Bachillerato or other equivalents Practical requirements We'll ask to see evidence of film-related experience you've had with either camera equipment (e.g. a DSLR or handycam), filmmaking software (e.g. FCPx, or Premier Pro) or in the organisation of a production. Where possible you should provide links to a showreel showing films or videos you have either directed, shot, edited, or produced (or a combination of roles), or a CV detailing projects you may have worked on in other departments, photographic essays, or scripts you have written. We understand that people have vastly different types of experience and we will be happy to take the time to chat with you about where you are at, to help you figure out if this course is right for you. No formal qualifications? Don’t worry, you may still be able to apply for one of our courses. We will need to evaluate three things before deciding which course will be most appropriate for you: Your verbal and/or written communication skills in English Your subject knowledge Your practical experience Visa requirements Citizens of EU countries or those with an EU passport, do not require a visa to study in Germany. For non-EU citizens, before you make your application we ask that you investigate the options for obtaining a visa for your country of origin. If you are made an offer to study with us, you will be required to show evidence of your visa before we can officially accept you on to the course. For more extensive visa information please see our visa information page on the dBs Music website. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Communications

College of Saint Rose
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 USA Albany

As a Communications major, you can concentrate on one of three areas — Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, or Film and New Media—while gaining a thorough knowledge of this fast-evolving field. [+]

As a Communications major, you can concentrate on one of three areas — Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, or Film and New Media—while gaining a thorough knowledge of this fast-evolving field. In the process, many have won recognition for the quality of their work, including Emmy and Telly awards. Undergraduate coursework includes the opportunity to create TV and radio programs, newspapers, magazines, websites, and multimedia productions, as well as academic papers and projects. Robust internship programs enable students to work with many of the region’s leaders in communications—in places from advertising agencies and regional newspapers to public radio stations and broadcast news. The master’s program has had particular success in preparing students for careers in journalism, broadcasting, education, and law. Program Overview: The Communications curriculum encourages students to explore a breadth of learning experiences that emphasize both personal and professional development. To achieve standards of academic excellence, Communications students are expected to fully engage in the theories and practices that prepare them for the Communications field. The curriculum requires students to build a broad knowledge base while they also explore their individual interests and skills in three concentrations, Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, and Film & New Media. Internship/Field Experiences/Service: Most students complete internships in Print and Broadcast Journalism, TV and Radio Production, Public Relations, Advertising, Government Communications and other related fields. Includes GPA requirements and 90 credits to apply. Career Opportunities and Graduate Study: The College of Saint Rose Communications graduates have found employment in regional media outlets and have contributed to the networks of Communications professionals across the nation and around the world. Communications majors deciding to continue their education through graduate study have had particular success in the fields of Journalism, Broadcasting, Education and Law. A State-of-the-Art Media Center Much of this takes place in the state-of-the-art William Randolph Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media—complete with professional-caliber TV studio, audio production and control room, extensive video editing, performance studio with professional sound and lighting systems, and many other features. Admissions: The Undergraduate Admissions Office begins review of Freshman applications each fall in late September for the following Fall. Students are encouraged to submit a complete an application as early as November. The Admissions Team will return a decision on complete applications within just three weeks. The College awards academic scholarships at the same time. What Makes an Application Complete Online or Paper application (fee waived for online applicants!) Official High School Transcripts Official Transcripts for any College Level Courses SAT or ACT scores Demonstration of English proficiency: Send us your TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. The testing requirement is waived for applicants who have previously earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the United States. The College of Saint Rose offers English as a Second Language (ESL) studies and offers conditional acceptances to those who meet all other admission requirements. Conditionally accepted students must show English proficiency before enrolling in their coursework. Letter of Recommendation from a Counselor or Teacher Essay or Graded Paper Applicants may also apply via the Common Application Online. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Audiovisual Studies

Cape Town Creative Academy
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

This degree integrates both theoretical and practical components in order to equip students with creative thinking strategies, understanding of the principles of narratology and technical knowledge necessary to deliver professional audiovisual outcomes within a time-based medium. [+]

BAs in Visual Arts. This degree integrates both theoretical and practical components in order to equip students with creative thinking strategies, understanding of the principles of narratology and technical knowledge necessary to deliver professional audiovisual outcomes within a time-based medium. The programme is grounded in the foundation of audiovisual storytelling and motion graphics, which includes an understanding of the relevant software and tools of the trade. Students are introduced to basic camera techniques, and practice the careful integration of different media, including images, footage, typography and sound towards a well-defined outcome. They are also introduced to the principles and workflow of 3D animation. Students are expected to use a process of research, conceptualisation, creative problem solving and critical thinking, to develop their own screenplays for either film or animation. Students are also trained in the principles of business practice and conduct, within a creative environment. Students who complete this programme should be able to find employment in the following sectors: Corporate and Commercial Videography 3D Animation for Film and Television Motion Graphics Special Effects for Film and Television Architectural and Virtual Simulation [-]