Bachelor Programs in Arts Studies

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Arts Studies

A bachelor’s degree is an internationally recognized academic achievement that is typically earned within three or four years. It is often used as a means of obtaining a career in a given field, or as a stepping stone toward a more advanced degree.

Just what is a Bachelor in Arts Studies? This program is intended for students looking to engage in a thorough examination of art history, media theory, cultural criticism, humanities and a broad assortment of other art-related contemporary topics. Additionally, students in a Bachelor in Arts Studies program will be exposed to the art-making practice in its various forms, and will participate in numerous hands-on activities that relate to art in modern society, museum practices and related areas.  Other topics of study often include curatorial studies, critical and creative writing and an overview of common museum practices.

Students who successfully complete a Bachelor in Arts Studies program are prepared for work in a wide variety of art-related areas. Many are often hired faster and able to make more money than those without art studies degrees. Some graduates also go on to pursue advanced art degrees with a focus in a particular area, such as art history or art therapy.

There is substantial variation in the cost of obtaining a Bachelor in Arts Studies. Factors that determine tuition include the length and prestige of the program and the school and geographic region through which it is taken.

Many graduates of arts studies programs often go on to teach or produce art. Others find work as museum curators, art dealers, curatorial specialists, graphic designers, photographers, or in various digital and multimedia positions. 

Obtaining a Bachelor in Arts is the first step toward an enriching, fulfilling, and financially rewarding career in the fine arts.  Interested students may explore their options using our comprehensive, worldwide database of related 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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Bachelor of Arts in Product Design

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 USA San Diego

Design permeates our world: the objects we live with, the cars we drive, the way we punch keys of our smartphones. Our degree in product design explores these multifaceted applications and teaches you how to think in a way that solves design problems. As a product designer, you will combine art, science and technology to create innovative products and services. [+]

Design permeates our world: the objects we live with, the cars we drive, the way we punch keys of our smartphones. Our degree in product design explores these multifaceted applications and teaches you how to think in a way that solves design problems. As a product designer, you will combine art, science and technology to create innovative products and services.

 

Offered through Domus Academy of School of Design at NewSchool in San Diego. Students have the opportunity to spend a semester at Domus Academy in Milan. There, Italian design is studied through contemporary perspectives to learn and create innovative products. The relationship of this program prepares students to become designers in a global context. ... [-]


Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Arts

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

The world is increasingly changing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is searching for a substainable economic, social and cultural plan to take us into the future. Classical boundaries between disciplines are [+]

The world is increasingly changing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is searching for a substainable economic, social and cultural plan to take us into the future. Classical boundaries between disciplines are no longer of any significance. Innovation is taken place in between borders of science, economics and arts. Do you want to be part of this future and be a ‘critical engaged artist’ of innovative and artistic concepts which combine entrepreneurial and social issues? Does your imagination go beyond the limits of science and arts? Do you think in terms of projects rather than classes? If so, iArts is the answer. iArts stands for interdisciplinary Arts, an intensive international three-year Bachelor’s programme for the creative and intelligent multitalented. It builds bridges between the arts, sciences, society and entrepreneurship. This hybrid is a joint initiative of the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts, the Maastricht Academy of Music, the Academy of Fine Arts and Design at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University and Van Eyck. The programme is an exciting cross-over of artistic skills, academic reflection, research and entrepreneurship. They are connected in projects and seminars with a strong focus on today’s societal issues. This makes iArts the first bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands to link interdisciplinarity in the arts to academic scholarship and partners outside of the academy. Projects The iArts programme is a 4 year bachelor’s programme within 3 years. This means it... [-]

Bachelor in Art History

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 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. [+]

Bachelors in Arts Studies. Why Study Art? The Art department's mission is to train artists, art historians, and visual arts administrators, as well as to provide service courses for non-art majors. Through our courses, we aspire to build an appreciation for the rich interchange of images and ideas that can happen between art and other academic disciplines. Our graduates in art have been encouraged to consider their future professional role in the context of both the contemporary world and the historical world. Besides a reverence for art history, they have been taught appropriate skills of mind, hand, and eye. They have been helped to find the next steps in their life journey, and have been challenged to be the best they can be in their chosen specialty. How We're Different Small classes taught by nationally and internationally renowned faculty equates to individual attention and successful mentoring. Students have access to studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week which promotes independent visual exploration, fosters camaraderie and community among students, and encourages the work ethic needed for success in the visual arts. Each studio faculty member maintains an active studio, most have gallery affiliations, and all have successful national and/or international exhibition records. Art history faculty have proven records of success including publications and presentations at national and international venues, publications in peer-reviewed literature, and internationally competitive research grants and fellowships. Faculty and students have participated in ArtPrize by curating, publishing, and exhibiting and have included Overall Winner in 2010,... [-]

BFA in Graphic Design

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Milwaukee

The Graphic Design major at Cardinal Stritch University recognizes and embodies the importance of educating students for an increasing complex world and across multiple platforms. In an ever increasingly globalized economy, a liberal arts education supports the expansion and deepening of the designers understanding of their work - and creative practice - within the broader context of a democratic society. [+]

The Graphic Design major at Cardinal Stritch University recognizes and embodies the importance of educating students for an increasing complex world and across multiple platforms. In an ever increasingly globalized economy, a liberal arts education supports the expansion and deepening of the designers understanding of their work - and creative practice - within the broader context of a democratic society. This bridge between multiple fields such as technology, business, education, and psychology creates a rich environment for designers to experience how their work shapes the local, regional, and global economy. Creating more perceptive, critical, and creative thinkers, it allows designers to transcend vocational utility to recognize and grapple with challenges that are presented to them in their lives, personally, and professionally. The Graphic Design majors begins with a comprehensive education in design principles, applications, theories, history, and practice. The curriculum embraces emerging technologies and the convergence of graphic design, photography, studio arts, and digital and time-based media. Students work independently, in teams, and closely with faculty, and are introduced to increasingly complex graphic communication, design problems, and methodologies. Degree Requirements Program Credits: 72 Required Courses Visual arts core: (18 cr) ART 101, 115, 123, 131, 147, 150 Graphic Design Core: (9 cr) ART 111, 202, 239 Graphic Design Major: (27 cr) ART 205, 211, 302, 305, 311, 402, 405, 406, 447. Art History: (9 cr) Choose three courses from ART 141,142, 344 or 415 Electives: (9 cr) ART 210 or 301 and two courses outside of major. Suggested courses include:... [-]

Bachelor of Arts

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 3 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton

If you’re fascinated by the history and creative activities of humankind and how this shapes societies and our future – then a Bachelor of Arts from Waikato is for you. The Bachelor of Arts maybe taken within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies. [+]

Bachelors in Arts Studies. Bachelor of Arts If you’re fascinated by the history and creative activities of humankind and how this shapes societies and our future – then a Bachelor of Arts from Waikato is for you. The Bachelor of Arts maybe taken within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies. With a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Waikato you gain an internationally recognised degree, leading to diverse career opportunities. Our graduates are in demand for their flexible skills, practical outlook and depth of understanding they bring to their roles. A Waikato BA develops sector-specific analytical abilities and research experience, well-honed written and verbal communication skills, and a broad perspective on the world and its various cultures. BA under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences With a BA from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences you have the opportunity to tailor your study to suit your passions and interests, across faculties within the University. You'll learn about human nature and the human mind as they are revealed by the arts, the languages, the politics, and the cultures of the past and the present. The effective communication skills developed while studying the Arts are valued as essential in the modern workplace. You'll have access to Waikato's modern, purpose-built teaching and performance venues, including the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts and on-campus television studios. You will be encouraged to extend and perfect your own practice, and take your place within New Zealand... [-]

Bachelor (Hons) in Media Arts & Design

United International College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 China Zhuhai

The MAD programme aims at preparing students to pursue creative excellence in a rich variety of professions, including, but not limited to, visual artists, digital artists, interactive designers, web designers, etc. Through rigorous visual arts, media and design training coupled with interdisciplinary collaborations, trans-media experimentations, and exchange activities, the MAD programme will give students a strong motive to develop beyond their comfort zones and explore the boundaries of their knowledge and abilities. [+]

Bachelor (Hons) in Media Arts & Design The MAD programme aims at preparing students to pursue creative excellence in a rich variety of professions, including, but not limited to, visual artists, digital artists, interactive designers, web designers, etc. Through rigorous visual arts, media and design training coupled with interdisciplinary collaborations, trans-media experimentations, and exchange activities, the MAD programme will give students a strong motive to develop beyond their comfort zones and explore the boundaries of their knowledge and abilities. The ultimate goal of the MAD programme is to train its graduates to be the “conveyer” or “communicator” of messages to fulfil the need of national policy in regards to innovation. The objectives of the programme are: To provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for creating work of media arts and design. To nurture future professional visual artists, digital artists and designers. To educate future art historians and museum specialists with a global perspective on the media arts. Curriculum Students are expected to complete 132 units. *For more details, please refer to http://uic.edu.hk/en/ar/staff/undergraduate-handbook/21088-undergraduate-handbook-2016-2017-for-2016-admission Career Prospects While the provision of the MAD programme is a new development in UIC, majority of graduates of similar programmes in other institutions have secured employment in design companies, film companies, web companies, animation companies, production houses, museums, galleries, art houses, and other employment areas directly related to the creative industries. As aforementioned, the MAD programme aims at preparing students to develop their careers in a rich array of professions as: Artists (painter, sculptor,... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Fine Arts graduates create compelling and powerful visual expressions of their ideas. By understanding and operating within the ever-expanding field of visual art, they learn to adapt quickly, think critically, and take a lead in shaping contemporary culture. [+]

Bachelors in Arts Studies. Bachelor of Fine Arts Whitecliffe Fine Arts graduates create compelling and powerful visual expressions of their ideas. By understanding and operating within the ever-expanding field of visual art, they learn to adapt quickly, think critically, and take a lead in shaping contemporary culture.

The development of a sustainable art practice through a variety of creative media is the cornerstone of Fine Arts study at Whitecliffe. Students explore traditional and contemporary materials, techniques and approaches in relation to their projects. Each student's understanding of theoretical and visual issues is developed and challenged in order to help them position their work in relation to relevant national and international art. Exploration Fine Arts students develop skills and experience with painting, printmaking, photography, video, digital media and spatial installation. From entering the Fine Arts major in year two, students respond to set assignments which develop formal and conceptual skills while leaving latitude for individual thematic interpretation. As students progress they are encouraged to reflect upon the strengths of their work and develop their own creative voice. This process enables them to have an increasing hand in the development of their own programmes of study while remaining under the close supervision of lecturers. Students majoring in Fine Arts they are mainly situated St Georges Bay Road Studios and are assigned their own studio facilities with access seven days a week. In addition to receiving regular feedback on their work throughout the course (sometimes from external sources), students must stage assessment... [-]

Bachelor in Fashion Design

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Italy Florence

Fashion Design is a wide art and design program in which students learn how to cultivate and express their creativity and develop a personal signature in style. Becoming a Fashion Designer means to research, analyse, experiment, discover and create, with solid training in techniques including pattern design, knitwear, printing, drawing, draping and ultimately being able to play the role of an authentic author on the international scene. [+]

Fashion Design is a wide art and design program in which students learn how to cultivate and express their creativity and develop a personal signature in style. Becoming a Fashion Designer means to research, analyse, experiment, discover and create, with solid training in techniques including pattern design, knitwear, printing, drawing, draping and ultimately being able to play the role of an authentic author on the international scene. Fashion Design is 60% Design, 20% Vision, 10% Communications and 10% Business. There is visible vertical improvement among the students, from learning the basics of every area in the first year to the ability to create a real collection in the third year, and then up to a master’s level in the fourth year when students choose a specialisation and present their dream collection on a real runway with a jury and international press, supported by a portfolio. Classes are all run by teachers from the industry in the new open space Design Lab. Students receive a welcome kit with tools and materials to begin, and have access to expert guest lectures, an immense library, the computer lab, as well as production machines. Field trips to companies, fashion shows and trade fairs in Italy and Europe, as well as applied projects with companies, are all organised throughout the four years. Candidates with a secondary-school (high school) diploma or equivalent are eligible and selected after an enrolment questionnaire and an interview with the course’s leading teacher. English language proficiency is required. Each academic year... [-]

Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Arts

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Kōfu

The course has four objectives: First, it introduces the vocabulary and concepts, principles and elements of design, color theory, and so forth, enabling an articulate discussion of art. [+]

Bachelors in Arts Studies. Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Arts Art Apprecionati The course has four objectives: First, it introduces the vocabulary and concepts, principles and elements of design, color theory, and so forth, enabling an articulate discussion of art. Second, it introduces various types of art and artists, and their roles in society and religion, both historically and contemporarily. Third, it introduces basic studio terms and techniques used in printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, painting, etc. Fourth, it introduces concepts and methods toward making critical judgement for assaying the merits of various works of art. During the lectures many important works of art are introduced as exemplars. However, the purpose is not to memorize famous names, rather, to learn to appreciate and evaluate all art works, famous or not. Evaluation is through final examination and final critical essay. Objectives At the end of this course, students should be able to: (i) demonstrate a reasonable command of the terms and concepts of art in critical discussion, (ii) identify principle roles and purposes of art in society, (iii) identify the techniques and terminology of various media, (iv) make informed descriptions and critiques of various works, both famous and unknown. History of Western Art This survey course covers the development of western art from the bronze age and Mesopotamia through the 19th Century. While the course pivots around various iconic images whose identification is required, the course focuses upon the social, political, religious, and scientific developments which shaped the evolution of western art. Evaluation... [-]

Bachelor in Culinary Arts Management

Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 China Macau

The IFT's BA Culinary Arts Programme is new programme designed with the modern hospitality professional in mind. The first cohort of students joined the 4-year course in September 2011 and will graduate in 2015. [+]

Bachelor in Culinary Arts Management The IFT's BA Culinary Arts Programme is new programme designed with the modern hospitality professional in mind. The first cohort of students joined the 4-year course in September 2011 and will graduate in 2015. Whether they intend to pursue a career as a culinary chef; a front of house manager; or an all-round culinary professional, the 4-year course draws on a wide experiential base of proven lecturers and skilled craft technicians. With worldwide experience ranging from 3,4 and 5 star hotels to Michelin restaurants to event venues and the like, the IFT draws on this vast knowledge base to deliver a well-rounded broad-based foundation from which the students can flourish. With this in mind the IFT also promotes links and continually builds bridges with industry in an effort to provide much needed professionals with the potential to practice their craft in some of the finest establishments around the world – and indeed many IFT alumni are in fact doing just that. Lastly, the wide reaching culinary arts skills set taught in this programme by itself would be of little use without a thorough complimentary teaching package that incorporated such essentials as languages; culinary vocabulary; financial planning; management theory; culinary culture; trends in gastronomy; human resources and organisational behaviour; as well as such things as environmental considerations and sustainability issues; legislation; marketing and entrepreneurship. In this regard the IFT's 4 year culinary arts degree course is dedicated to providing students with an unparalleled up-to-date skill set... [-]

BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Ireland Limerick

This undergraduate programme (level 8) deals with an area of drama and theatre education not currently catered for at third level in Ireland. Applied theatre is considered to be the study of drama and theatre across a range of practical applications [+]

Bachelors in Arts Studies. CAO minimum entry points 2016: 280 first round Programme description: This undergraduate programme (level 8) deals with an area of drama and theatre education not currently catered for at third level in Ireland. Applied theatre is considered to be the study of drama and theatre across a range of practical applications and non-traditional settings, including but not defined by stage performance or the study of literary texts. Contemporary theatre signals that the programme will deal largely with current and emergent modes of theatrical production and reception. This programme will seek to articulate the contemporary, varied and ever-changing roles of theatre and its practitioners in society. At its heart will be the concept of ensemble, which loosely defined, values and emphasises the importance of the practice of the collective. The idea of a working in a pro-social manner in theatre will also be core to this programme. This highlights engagement with specific sites and audiences, and with the idea that theatre has a core societal function and exists not only as entertainment. This programme will be offered in close association with the Lime Tree Theatre, which is located on the College campus. Through our relationship with the Lime Tree, students on the programme will be exposed to the best local, national and international practice through visiting companies, festivals, etc., and from the input of a range of visiting lecturers and practitioners. Entrance Requirements: Entry to the programme is generally by means of application via the CAO system... [-]

Bachelor’s in General Arts ( taught in Italian )

University Of Bergamo
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Bergamo

OBJECTIVES: Knowledge of the methodology and the history of linguistic, philological and literary studies; Knowledge of the literature, linguistics, history, geography and arts of ancient times, the Middle Ages and present times; Written and spoken fluency in at least one EU language ... [+]

OBJECTIVES Knowledge of the methodology and the history of linguistic, philological and literary studies Knowledge of the literature, linguistics, history, geography and arts of ancient times, the Middle Ages and present times Written and spoken fluency in at least one EU language The acquisition of the main computer skills. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Professional activities and teaching in public and private enterprises Employment in journalism and publishing Jobs in institutions organizing cultural activities or operating in the field of preservation and exploitation of the cultural heritage. CURRICULA European Literature Fashion, Arts, Visual Cultures Fine Arts, Media and Visual Cultures History Philology and Education ENTRY TESTS There is no selection test for enrolment in the course, but there is a test to ascertain the student's initial level of competences. Students enrolled in the first year of the Degree Course in General Arts are required to have reached a level of proficiency in Italian Language and Literature, History and General Knowledge. Each year, entry tests are held in September. SERVICES FOR THE DEGREE COURSE Admission Admission to Italian Universities is possible only if the student holds a Diploma di Maturità ("A" Levels/Higher School Certificate) gained after 5 years at a high school. On-line self-tests Evaluation tests are freely available on line on the University Website for the following foreign languages: French, English, Spanish and German, as well as tests for Latin. Passing these tests ensures that students have the minimum linguistic competences required to then take the Foreign Language Tests attesting to their knowledge... [-]

Bachelor in Fine Arts

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

You develop your artistic talent through multi-facetted training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, conceptual development, technical skills, communication and presentation of and entrepreneurship in the arts. [+]

Bachelors in Arts Studies. Art theory, research and experimentation all play a prominent role within your study programme Art exists within a network of cross-references: the artist reflects upon the world at large. Within the Fine Art study programme, you will be learning to define and redefine what art is – or can be – in relation to society. You will be developing your artistic talent through a versatile training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, concept development, ‘making’ skills, communication and presentation of your work, as well as entrepreneurial skills specifically relevant to the domain of the arts. This way you will become a creating pioneer, working on your own self-directed visual research projects. You will delve into art theory and history in connection with current discourses within the arts, research of the artistic practice, learning and experimenting with various ‘making = thinking’ skills, writing as a (visual) medium, developing and presenting your ideas, collaborating with fellow art and design students. After graduating you will be qualified for working through social, commercial or autonomous contemporary art platforms; become a maker and/or mediator in the arts; a curator or a cultural organiser; a social researcher using artistic means and methods; or a master-level student in fine art, media technology, cultural management or artistic research. Your personal artistic plan You will be developing your artistic talent through a versatile training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, concept development, technical skills, as well as communication, presentation... [-]

Bachelor - Design

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

During this Bachelor you will learn to reflect on your own work and that of others. You will develop your authenticity as a designer and discover your view of the world. It is fine to make mistakes. Better still: you have to make mistakes. [+]

Design: www.hanzegroningen.eu/design Are you a creative, curious person? Do you like to experiment with images, video and animation? Do you enjoy playing with the spatial effects of light, image and objects? In that case a future as a designer is a viable option. Designers contribute significantly to the creative industry, one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the Netherlands. We educate talented, ambitious students who wish to become experimental designers with a critical attitude, who are not afraid to take on wayward and socially relevant topics. You will get learn about all facets of this profession. Graduating successfully means you are well prepared for a future as a professional designer. We encourage an international focus: many of our students are from abroad. That is why this bachelor's programme is taught fully in English. This means that English is the language we use during classes. Instruction and coaching in Dutch is possible in individual cases. It is important to get used to an international setting right from the start. This way you will also feel at home abroad and you will learn to get by as an designer all over the word. During this Bachelor you will learn to reflect on your own work and that of others. You will develop your authenticity as a designer and discover your view of the world. It is fine to make mistakes. Better still: you have to make mistakes. Only by trial and error you will be able to master the designer's craft.... [-]

BA in Contemporary Arts School

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Como
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Como

How to work in contemporary art today? The Triennial course of Contemporary Arts School aims to train professionals of the main so-called system of Art, by artists of every discipline to Curators, the event organizers, up to press officers and the Artistic Directors. The course focuses on the analysis of the key trends in recent art history, but also on the study of systems of economic relations, culture and society that characterize an ever changing industry. The practical disciplines and fundamental theoretical, is accompanied, in fact, the acquisition of tools Marketing, Communication and New Media, and finally of Art Economics. The curricular plan has three guidelines: Curatorship, Marketing & Communication and Contemporary Arts, which develops in particular the study of the elements of analysis and communication related to curating events, with specific focus on the drafting of critical texts, design and preparation exhibitions, communication and off-line, composition and realization of editorial products. [+]

Bachelors in Arts Studies. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN The three-year course of the School of Contemporary Arts, provides a good basic training and an adequate humanistic and scientific training in the field of production, organization and communication of the visual arts. In particular the activities of the course aim to develop a sound overall knowledge of the basics of the history of art - from the modern to the contemporary - and design methodologies and communication of the visual arts, from a plant to know the historical, literary and artistic culture which is the prerequisite for all appropriate specialist examination. The lessons aim to present the materials in terms of design and placing the system in connection with the dynamics and the new values that fuel the contemporary art market. The professional figure that emerges is that of a professional able to cover different roles within his aesthetic and social areas. Alongside the strictly artistic skills, students are encouraged to develop the ability to design and self-promotion, for ease of insertion on the market and critical awareness of their work. The courses are structured to provide adequate theoretical and practical knowledge for professionals in the so-called Art System (artists, curators, event organizers, press officers and Artistic Directors), with specific preparation, but sufficiently elastic, which can fulfill the communication and organization of artistic materials relating to contemporary art in 'area of the various departments involved in these tasks: museum institution to private gallery, from publishing to specialized libraries, from... [-]