Bachelor of Science Degrees in Art Studies

Compare 68 BSc Program in Art Studies

Art Studies

A Bachelor of Science in Arts is an undergraduate degree that appeals to many students due to its delivery of a respected knowledge base in art and humanities. Students can use their degree as an important step into graduate studies or to gain expertise that will launch careers in fields such as education or design.

What is a BSc in Arts? Students who earn this Bachelor of Science have prepared themselves for further graduate studies or have acquired knowledge necessary to move into careers focusing on fine art and visual design. Earning the degree includes focused studies on not just the art fields of painting, drawing, and sculpture, but also history and advanced design instruction.

The foundation students achieve with an arts degree is attained through coursework focusing on theory and technique for painting, drawing, and sculpture, along with classes in performance and the humanities. Students will attend in-depth art history and analysis classes as well as courses that center on preparation for education or corporate careers in art. Some will choose to focus on multicultural classes or advanced classes in their chosen disciplines or graduate school interests.

There is not a uniform course list or standard amount of time required to earn this degree across all institutions that offer it. The costs associated with completing the coursework will also be different for each institution, so potential students will need to research individual programs to evaluate the time and money necessary to earn a degree.

An arts degree provides students with an advantage for many graduate school endeavors and careers. Those interested in master’s degrees in the fine arts or art history will use the extensive historical information and techniques learned during their bachelor degree studies. Some students will choose to use their degrees to start careers in museum work, education, and writing about or reviewing art. Corporations employ those with degrees in art in advertising, public relations, graphic design, and visual arts departments.

Students interested in this degree can search our extensive database of schools to research individual degree requirements, costs, and options for online learning. 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.S. in Simulation Science, Games, and Animation

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Prescott

The Bachelor of Science in Simulation Science, Games, and Animation degree prepares students to design and build virtual worlds using mathematical algorithms and technologies underlying aviation simulators, computer aided design (CAD) systems, computer animation software, streaming video networks and computer games. [+]

BScs in Art Studies. Program starts Fall 2017 The Bachelor of Science in Simulation Science, Games, and Animation degree prepares students to design and build virtual worlds using mathematical algorithms and technologies underlying aviation simulators, computer aided design (CAD) systems, computer animation software, streaming video networks and computer games. As a technical, multidisciplinary degree, students will take courses in computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, military science, intelligence, security management and business. Aspects of art and design will complement the technical side of this degree. Work in the computer labs will be extensive and students can expect to graduate proficient in C#, C++, Python, Javascript, HTML5, Maya and Unity3D. Other course topics include Game Engine Lab, Interactive Media, Multiplayer Game Systems, and Artificial Intelligence. Graduates of this program will work in a variety of industries from gaming to virtual training environments. Examples include building computer game software for Microsoft, designing virtual reality environments for Boeing, or working at the Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation Office or one of its contractors. [-]

Bachelor's Degree in Animation & Visual Effects

SAE Institute North America
Campus Full time 32 months September 2017 USA Emeryville San Francisco + 1 more

The Animation & Visual Effects Bachelor's Degree program focuses on the foundations of visual effects, designed to get the student into the field in as few is 32 months. [+]

The Animation & Visual Effects Bachelor's Degree program focuses on the foundations of visual effects, designed to get the student into the field in as few is 32 months. DEGREE PROGRESSION Each academic year you'll be immersed in project-based, hands-on courses while gradually accruing your general education requirements. Freshman Year: Mathematical Concepts, Drawing Bootcamp, Design Basics, Media Sound & Visual 1 Sophomore Year: Concept & Imaging, Compositing 1, 3D Modeling 1, Concept Art, Introduction to Animation Junior Year: Current Industry Techniques, Dynamic Effects, Motion Studies, Character Rigging, Creative Pre-Production Senior Year: Animation Body Mechanics, Facial Animation & Lip Sync, Live Action Compositing, Reel Production, Popular Culture Bachelor's of Applied Science students will be required to complete 36 credits of General Education classes including: Communications & Critical Thinking, Mathematical Concepts, American History, Creative Writing, and more. TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS Motion Capture Texture and Lighting Storyboarding 2D Animation Video Editing Compositing Live Action Film Visual Effects Commercials/Advertising Architectural/Interior Visualization Previsualization Science and Medical Simulation Virtual Reality Forensic Visualization Concept Art Professional Life Skills YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE A common core curriculum providing you with instruction in digital media literacy and 21st century design. Work with artists, designers, web, mobile and games developers, film makers, and animators. Build your knowledge and skills on, and have access to, industry standard equipment. Be part of a team that nurtures your talents, and encourages you to reach your learning potential. Practical training in digital video, audio, and design paired with guided development such as critical thinking,... [-]

Bachelor in Video Game Design

New England Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Warwick

Prepare for a career in Game Development and Simulation Programming, building on the foundation of your associate degree. Gain skills necessary to implement games on various platforms, including phones, handheld devices, Nintendo, and Xbox. Work toward your capstone project, teaming with others to design and develop a game for review by three faculty members. [+]

BScs in Art Studies. Prepare for a career in Game Development and Simulation Programming, building on the foundation of your associate degree. Gain skills necessary to implement games on various platforms, including phones, handheld devices, Nintendo, and Xbox. Work toward your capstone project, teaming with others to design and develop a game for review by three faculty members. Career Possibilities Game Designer Game Programmer Software Engineer Web Developer System Developer The Bachelor of Science in Game Development and Simulation Programming will prepare students for careers in game programming and software engineering. The program builds on the foundations laid in the associate degree program with emphasis placed on acquiring the technical skills necessary to implement games on a variety of platforms including phones, handheld devices, and XBox. Through a combination of theoretical and hands-on state-of-the-art laboratory experiences, small class sizes led by experienced instructors, the program emphasizes application of knowledge to the design and development of games and simulations in order to prepare students for the exciting field of game development as well as for the simulation industry. Students will learn how to design games, will be introduced to the game development process, will hone people skills and communications skills through team-based projects and presentations, will master coding languages such as C++, and will learn the use of industry-standard software packages. An important component of the curriculum is building a portfolio that will include the 2D games developed by students. Through studying and applying key principles of software design as well... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Animation

The Los Angeles Film School
Campus Full time 36 months September 2017 USA Hollywood

From visual effects in movies to the graphics in video games, animation is about creating new worlds. True artists and illustrators at heart, our students are looking for a creative escape from the mundane to the fantastic. Armed with their imagination, they live an animated life. Our career-focused and accredited Bachelor of Science in Animation degree program is designed to teach you the art, techniques, and technology that professional animators use to turn their dreams into reality. [+]

From visual effects in movies to the graphics in video games, animation is about creating new worlds. True artists and illustrators at heart, our students are looking for a creative escape from the mundane to the fantastic. Armed with their imagination, they live an animated life. Our career-focused and accredited Bachelor of Science in Animation degree program is designed to teach you the art, techniques and technology that professional animators use to turn their dreams into reality. Program Description & Objectives (Visual Effects Concentration) The Bachelor of Science in Animation with a concentration in Visual Effects is designed to provide students with the 2D and 3D animation knowledge and skills needed to qualify for entry-level industry positions, including scene builders, character designers, technical directors, motion animators, visual effects animators, lighters and renderers. From storyboarding, sketching and modeling to character animation, special effects and final compositing; this degree program takes students through the entire production pipeline. The program starts by familiarizing students with the art concepts behind animation; drawing and other traditional forms of expression that are essential parts of getting art onto the computer. Students are then exposed to the basic principles behind computer-generated models, characters, animation and visual effects. By using the same hardware and software as professional animation studios, the skills needed for immediate success on the job are developed. In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, the curriculum helps students develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills that contribute to sustaining a long and productive professional... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Game Art

Full Sail University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 20 - 32 months September 2017 USA Winter Park + 1 more



In Full Sail’s Game Art program, you’ll learn to create 3D content to suit any game – no matter the mood, genre, or platform. You’ll take traditional art and animation principles and apply them to models that look, move, and articulate realistically. [+]

BScs in Art Studies. Game Art Undergraduate Degree This degree program focuses on the fundamentals of interactive graphics development – including character creation, environment and prop creation, the game production pipeline, in-game effects, and animation. Course Highlights: Character Design & Creation Motion Capture Compositing Fundamentals Level Assembly & Lighting Character Animation Game Animation Character Rigging As an artist, you understand that even the smallest details contribute to a rich user experience. It’s a unique perspective that colors your worldview, and extends to imagined spaces, characters, and scenarios. 

In Full Sail’s Game Art program, you’ll learn to create 3D content to suit any game – no matter the mood, genre, or platform. You’ll take traditional art and animation principles and apply them to models that look, move, and articulate realistically. 

You’ll begin preparing for your career from the first month of study, with ongoing portfolio courses designed to take you through every step of the professional studio pipeline. Career development modules woven throughout the curriculum guide you through the learning process and into the industry. In addition, our Career Development advisors and services are available to you at every point in your professional journey. Qualified online students can receive up to $20,000 with the Momentum Scholarship. Financial aid available to those who qualify. View scholarship details. View a full listing of each course in the Game Art degree and estimate your potential graduation date. Hard surface modeling demo reel highlights from Full Sail University's Computer Animation and Game Art graduates. Life... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Game Development

AUM American University of Malta
Campus Full time 4 years January 2018 Malta Cospicua

The Bachelor of Science in Game Development is designed for students interested in game development programming at the highest level, including computer science and computer graphics professionals retooling for the game industry. (Accredited by NCFHE) [+]

The Bachelor of Science in Game Development is designed for students interested in game development programming at the highest level, including computer science and computer graphics professionals retooling for the game industry. (Accredited by NCFHE) How to Apply for Undergraduate Admissions We know the application process to university can feel like a daunting and complex task. At the American University of Malta, we've tried to make applying to our university as simple as possible, and while it is a relatively straightforward process, we do require several supporting documents. Below you will find an easy to follow checklist of items you will need to submit, followed with more specific information for each requirement. Undergraduate Application Checklist and Requirements Completed AUM undergraduate application Official secondary school records English Language Proficiency Scores SAT scores (where applicable) Counselor or teacher letter of recommendation Documentation of extracurricular activities or other achievements Personal statement Application Fee Secondary School Records You will need to submit your secondary school records along with your completed undergraduate application. If your school records are in a language other than English, you will also need to include a certified translation. All students admitted to AUM are required to have completed 12 years of schooling and to have a minimum cumulative grade average of 80 or its equivalent. Common secondary education certificates that AUM accepts are: American style high school diploma or certificate AP program British System combination of: GCSE/IGSCE "O" Levels: five subject exams with grades of A, B, C or D,... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Arts and Sciences

Mapúa Institute of Technology
Campus Full time November 2017 Philippines Manila

This program is designed to train students to become contemporary visual artists and interactive media designers. Integrating [+]

BScs in Art Studies. The School of Multimedia and Visual Arts of Mapúa Institute of Technology offers programs that explore infinite possibilities of creativity in concept and design development. Its innovative curricula are geared to develop competencies and greater understanding of art and its societal impact. Instructions are designed to provide utmost learning experience combining traditional art and emerging multimedia technologies with outcomes-based teaching and learning system as foundation to meet the aptitudes required for successful launching of careers of its graduates. Vision and Mission We shall be globally recognized as a center of excellence in Multimedia and Visual Arts education by providing instructions that are current in content, state-of-art in delivery and responding to the challenges of the times. Our mission is to disseminate, generate, preserve and apply knowledge using the most effective means, and to provide our students with quality education through rigorous and up-to-date preparation with ample opportunities for the exercise of creativity and the experience of discovery. We shall implement curricula that, while being steeped in technologies, shall also be rich in the humanities, languages and social sciences that will inculcate ethics. The Program ... [-]

BA/BSc Honours in Imaging Art and Science

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

The course is suitable for applicants who have a background in science subjects and a strong interest in visual arts, or with a background in arts subjects and a strong interest in science and technology and is particularly aimed at those studying a combination of arts and science subjects. [+]

We have access to a visual world previously unimaginable; reality itself is increasingly mediated, augmented, or replaced by images. This innovative dual pathway course, unique in the UK, offers breadth and depth in the study of imaging: techniques, histories and applications, from multiple perspectives of art, science and technology. You will explore the rich and visually complex world of imaging in a dynamic, creative and interdisciplinary environment. Covering key technological developments, applications and cultural creation, the course combines the study of all aspects of imaging, including photography, optics, media arts, visual communication, imaging science and technologies, incorporating aspects of psychology and computing. The course is suitable for applicants who have a background in science subjects and a strong interest in visual arts, or with a background in arts subjects and a strong interest in science and technology and is particularly aimed at those studying a combination of arts and science subjects. Graduates may progress into careers in commercial photography and image production, TV and cine camera work, digital post-production, digital special effects, imaging education, or gallery, museum or editorial work. Those taking the BSc pathway may also work in industrial research and development, processing laboratory management, scientific, forensic and medical imaging or technical consultancy. Graduates from the BA pathway may additionally progress into careers in arts management, and independent arts practice. Course content With a focus on photography and image production, the course allows you to develop an art or science specialism together with experience in working and collaborating in... [-]

BS in Game Programming and Development

Southern New Hampshire University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Manchester

With the technical training provided in this state-of-the-art program, students will be immersed in the ever-changing arena of software programming and hardware maintenance. [+]

BScs in Art Studies. Get technical for the Game Programming and Development Degree. Explore the world of software and hardware, all the while gaining the experience you'll need for a career in the video game industry. With a solid foundation of IT skills, you will branch out to the various areas of computer programming, gaining both breadth and depth of experience in the technology world. From software programming and database design, to network and system management, the Game Programming and Development degree is the perfect way to prepare for a world of animation, engineering, and technology platforms. With the technical training provided in this state-of-the-art program, students will be immersed in the ever-changing arena of software programming and hardware maintenance. Special emphasis is put on creativity and innovation, and with a relevant and real-world curriculum, you will gain the technical skills needed to help companies manage their multimedia products and bring them to market. Apply innovative software systems and engineering principles in the workplace to apply your skills to help companies develop and grow their technology presence in the marketplace. Connect with faculty members who really know their industry. At Southern New Hampshire University, we keep classes small so that you can make the connections that make such a huge difference both during your time at SNHU and after. Take for example Professor Edward Brilliant - former Art Director at Seven45 Studios in Boston and credited for nine published games on consoles for Sony, Microsoft and Apple mobile devices. Students... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design

American University of Sharjah
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our multimedia design program provides an intensive background in design and offers specialized classes in digital media, motion graphics, animation and film. We also offer a wide range of elective classes. [+]

Our multimedia design program provides an intensive background in design and offers specialized classes in digital media, motion graphics, animation and film. We also offer a wide range of elective classes. Our graduates are currently working in broadcasting, web and interactive design, filmmaking and animation. Some of them are even working as in-house production professionals in industries around the region. Graduates from our program are equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to work: in design companies as creative designers of logos, corporate identity, information graphics, interactive graphics and web design in creative departments of advertising companies as visualizer/multimedia designers of advertisements, corporate identity, promotions and time-based graphic presentations in in-house design departments of the government or the public sector as multimedia graphic designers, art directors, design coordinators, web designers, and publicity and promotion designers of company communications, information graphics and corporate identity as freelance designers for individuals or organizations requiring specialist design solutions, and image and concept generation in broadcast-related industries as program developers, pre-production consultants, visualizers, production crew, assistant directors and post production editors Our graduates should also have a working knowledge of filmmaking, interactive graphics, web design, animation, image making, photography and illustration. These are also potential areas of concentration for the degree program. Our students leave the program with a detailed portfolio of their work that demonstrates their particular skills and knowledge related to multimedia design. Our program of study in the Department of Art and Design builds on strong traditions of visual experimentation and professional... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Game Programming

LaSalle College Vancouver
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Canada Vancouver

The Bachelor of Science in Game Programming degree program has a strong applied focus in programming, mathematics, physics, game development, game design and teamwork and is designed to prepare graduates to seek entry-level employment as a Video Game Programmer. The program is committed to the advancement of applied art, computer science, software programming and its role in the global culture. [+]

BScs in Art Studies. The Bachelor of Science in Game Programming degree program has a strong applied focus in programming, mathematics, physics, game development, game design and teamwork and is designed to prepare graduates to seek entry-level employment as a Video Game Programmer. The program is committed to the advancement of applied art, computer science, software programming and its role in the global culture. There’s a market for creative minds who have the talent and tenacity it takes to breathe life into the ideas behind video game levels, characters, and stories. Those who succeed in this competitive field are able to combine a programmer’s skills and an artist’s vision to take on both creative and technical challenges. If you think you’re ready to test yourself in that market, our Visual & Game Programming degree program is the place to start. Using industry-driven programming tools, you’ll enhance the skills you already have and develop the ones you’ll need to spark imaginations...and start a career where you do what you love. From start to finish, you’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’ll be intense. Demanding. All-consuming. And totally worth it. *Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors. Program Objectives Program objectives are to provide students with the following: A strong theoretical and practical knowledge of game programming. A hands-on, learning-centred educational environment that supports and enhances students’ professional and academic development as... [-]

BSc Film & Television Production (Hons)

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time 3 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme offers a broad base to production and post production including camera, studio roles, editing skills, digital compositing and visual effects. Presentation, design, animation and techniques for motion graphics are also included. [+]

BSc Film & Television Production (Hons)This programme offers a broad base to production and post production including camera, studio roles, editing skills, digital compositing and visual effects. Presentation, design, animation and techniques for motion graphics are also included.It affords the opportunity to acquire both the latest techniques and traditional skills in television and film production and post-production. On successful completion of this programme students would be able to: demonstrate proficiency in camera and studio techniques, analyse, design, and create motion graphics and visual effects, produce and manage assets in a variety of media (film, text, image, animation, sound, video).... [-]


Bachelor in Design and Drafting Technology

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Warrensburg

Design and Drafting Technology prepares individuals for technical positions leading to design and management opportunities in industry. [+]

BScs in Art Studies. Design and Drafting Technology prepares individuals for technical positions leading to design and management opportunities in industry. Why choose Design and Drafting Technology at UCM? This is the only four-year baccalaureate Design and Drafting Technology program in the country accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering. UCM's CADD facilities house more than 80 computers for students and are among the most technologically advanced in the Midwest. CADD labs are equipped with the latest workstations housing the most up-to-date software. What will I study? You will gain a broad-based background in CADD and elect an area of specialization tailored to your career goals. The areas of specialization include: Mechanical (Product/Machine) Design, Architectural/Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Piping/ Plumbing Systems, Civil/GIS, and Computer Graphics. Courses include: Civil Drafting Computer Graphics Structural Drafting Technical Illustration What can I do with a degree in Design and Drafting Technology? 3-D Renderer-Designer Car body designer Roller Coaster Designer Golf Course Designer How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects. In Design and Drafting Technology, there are several opportunities to be involved: American Design Drafting Association American Institute of Building Design [-]

BSc User Experience and Communication Design

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Milwaukee

MSOE’s UXCD program will help you develop the skills to design the next digital innovation and solve user interface issues. [+]

Are you tech-savvy and creative? When you look at a mobile application, do you see ways it can be improved to help users achieve their goals? Thanks to UX leaders such as Apple, Google and Amazon consumers expect their digital service experience to be clean, simple, and user friendly regardless of the device or platform. MSOE’s UXCD program will help you develop the skills to design the next digital innovation and solve user interface issues. Our UXCD students build a foundation of human-technology interaction, psychology, graphic design and digital media, web and mobile technologies, business strategy, and marketing and communication, while studying design and human behavior within the context of historical, social and cultural developments. This foundation will support students as they navigate technological changes and the evolution of digital applications. The program prepares students for careers in user experience design, analysis and research, interaction design, digital marketing, content management and technical communication. Employment in digital fields is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and e-commerce. In our state of the art Mac Lab you’ll develop tools to meet these demands and share in the challenges of turning creative ideas into immersive and engaging interactive digital experiences. You may want to consider UXCD if you have… A strong interest in web, mobile and emerging technologies. A keen eye for aesthetics and a passion for great design. A high degree of creativity and curiosity. Problem-solving... [-]

BSc Honours in Property and Planning

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature and philosophy of town planning and the planning process, with a concentration on sustainable development, urban regeneration and the environment. Your learning in these areas will be complemented by other aspects of property and development including valuing, developing, managing and investing in the property markets, together with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. [+]

BScs in Art Studies. Property and planning are 'people businesses' and are dynamic and stimulating professions offering variety, travel, networking opportunities and high-earning potential. The work has a huge impact – every organisation and every person requires somewhere to work and somewhere to live. This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature and philosophy of town planning and the planning process, with a concentration on sustainable development, urban regeneration and the environment. Your learning in these areas will be complemented by other aspects of property and development including valuing, developing, managing and investing in the property markets, together with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. As property and planning are not taught at school, students have a wide variety of A Levels and equivalent qualifications. The most important requirements are an analytical mind and a clear motivation towards the course. Course content Our Property and Planning course provides a professionally oriented education, producing graduates capable of dealing with all aspects of property and development. The learning and teaching of the course consists of a variety of formats including lectures, seminars, presentations, group work and visiting lectures. The range of assessment methods includes exams, essays, and group and individual project work and presentations. Subjects of study The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. Year 1 (Credit Level 4) Subjects of study include: Introduction to Building Technology Introduction to Government and Law Introduction to Planning and Sustainablity... [-]