Bachelor Programs in Arts

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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 in Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought

Bard College Berlin
Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2017 Germany Berlin

Bard College Berlin's BA degree in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought affords students the opportunity to gain a thorough training in the fields of the humanities, while also acquiring a knowledge of the key intellectual developments, works, and debates that lie at the origin of the disciplines of the social and natural sciences and the practicing arts. [+]

Bachelors in Arts. Bard College Berlin's BA degree in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought affords students the opportunity to gain a thorough training in the fields of the humanities, while also acquiring a knowledge of the key intellectual developments, works, and debates that lie at the origin of the disciplines of the social and natural sciences and the practicing arts. The core program consists of courses that address some of the most important texts and artifacts in the cultural legacies of Europe and the world. In addition to the core program, students choose one of the following areas of concentration: Art and Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics, Literature and Rhetoric. Electives in studio arts (theater, dance, painting, art production) are also available, as are a wide range of electives in philosophy, art history, literature, film, and social theory. Students progress toward the completion of a BA thesis in the fourth year, under the supervision of an individual faculty member. Study abroad in Europe (through the ERASMUS network), or in the United States (at Bard College or its affiliated programs and campuses) and around the world (in the Bard network or through Bard College Berlin's international exchange agreements) is possible in the third year. An internship program supports the undertaking of practical training or work experience at any stage of the degree. Language study in German from beginner to advanced level is available throughout the program. All B.A. in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought candidates must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in... [-]

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 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. 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 and... [-]

Bachelor in Art: Studio Art

Siena Heights University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Adrian

The program’s primary goal is to develop the visual artist. Students are encouraged to take risks, speculate, explore, research, create and pursue artworks of quality. Students are asked to deal in materials and in ideas, to explore past perceptions of the world of art and their interior and exterior worlds of imagination and values. [+]

Studio Angelico is Siena Heights University’s nationally accredited art department, offering degrees in Graphic Design, Art History and Fine Arts. As part of these degrees, you can explore art media such as animation, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video editing and web design. In addition, opportunities are available for you to combine your art degree with various other majors, minors and certifications in areas such as business, psychology, chemistry, museum studies, and teacher education, which will help you prepare for careers in such fields as advertising, art therapy, art conservation, museum work and art education. At Studio Angelico, you will enjoy small class sizes, personalized attention, up-to-date facilities, and a supportive and diverse community of learners that will foster your growth as an artist. Our Visiting Artists Program connects you with experts from around the world; the Klemm Gallery in Studio Angelico not only features the work of our visiting artists but provides a professional venue for our BFA majors' senior projects. Educational travel opportunities are also available. We invite you to meet our faculty, to tour our facilities and to present a portfolio of your artwork for possible scholarships. The program’s primary goal is to develop the visual artist. Students are encouraged to take risks, speculate, explore, research, create and pursue artworks of quality. Students are asked to deal in materials and in ideas, to explore past perceptions of the world of art and their interior and exterior worlds of imagination and values. These expectations... [-]

Bachelor in Conservation and Restoration

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Portugal Tomar

The Conservation and Restoration programme offers a sound cultural, scientific and technological background enabling the students to contact with real situations in laboratory and on site. [+]

Bachelors in Arts. Objectives The Conservation and Restoration programme offers a sound cultural, scientific and technological background enabling the students to contact with real situations in laboratory and on site. This second-cycle programme was designed so as to develop in students a wide range of skills that will allow them to access the labour market and pursue postgraduate studies at master and doctoral level in circumstances similar to those offered by renowned European higher education institutions. Professional Goals The labour market is extremely varied including the safeguard, preservation and conservation/restoration of cultural assets in a wide range of sectors such as: central and local administration bodies, museums, museums, charitable organisations, foundations, monuments, palaces, churches, convents, archaeological sites, antiquaries, auctioneers, property carriers, property management companies, conservation and restoration property project offices and research laboratories. Graduates from this programme easily join the labour market in Portugal or abroad in the different conservation and restoration specialities. Learning outcomes Holders of a bachelor´s degree in Conservation and Restoration should be able to: understand the artistic object in its varied dimensions within its material, aesthetic, historical, sociological and cultural context; be familiar with the technical terminology and the scientific and ethical principles associated with conservation and restoration; identify the deterioration factors and consequent decay; undertake multidisciplinary studies in order to establish intervention methodologies; act on heritage assets with the supervision of a graduate conservator-restorer. [-]

Dual Bachelor in Business Administration & Art: Visual Art Administration

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. [+]

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, Top 10 in 2012,... [-]

Bachelor in Fashion Art Direction

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

Fashion Art Direction is a leading communications program that translates a concept into all possible visual languages. From the architecture of an advertising image to a whole editorial issue, from the emotion that can be created around a single object to the curation of an entire exhibition space, Art Directors coordinate projects and creative teams by feeling the spirit of the time and moving beyond aesthetic conventions. [+]

Bachelors in Arts. Fashion Art Direction is a leading communications program that translates a concept into all possible visual languages. From the architecture of an advertising image to a whole editorial issue, from the emotion that can be created around a single object to the curation of an entire exhibition space, Art Directors coordinate projects and creative teams by feeling the spirit of the time and moving beyond aesthetic conventions. Fashion Art Direction is 40% Communications, 30% Design, 20% Vision and 10% Business. There is vertical progress, from learning the basic skills in every area in the first year to the most practical skills in the third, and then in the master’s level of the fourth year when soft skills and a sense of leadership are developed. Horizontal progress is guaranteed with two projects per year, executed to a level to include in a personal portfolio. Courses are all held by teachers from the industry with hands-on materials. Fashion Art Direction students also have access to expert guest lectures from visionaries each month, an immense library and computer labs. Field trips to magazine headquarters, agencies, fashion shows, trade fairs, exhibitions and a one week study in Paris organised by Linda Loppa are also included in the curriculum. 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 lasts nine months, from October to June, and totals 600... [-]

Bachelor in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Amsterdam University College)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

As a student at Amsterdam University College (AUC), you will learn to analyse complex issues from different perspectives by drawing on various academic fields of knowledge... [+]

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Analyse Complex Issues As a student at Amsterdam University College (AUC), you will learn to analyse complex issues from different perspectives by drawing on various academic fields of knowledge. Discussions start with the ‘big questions’ in science and society and lead to in-depth study in a wide range of academic disciplines. The curriculum features six interdisciplinary themes: Energy, Climate and Sustainability; Life, Evolution and the Universe; Health and Well-being; Information, Communication, Cognition; Social Systems; and Cities and Cultures. These themes will provide you with a solid orientation as you decide on your major in the sciences, social sciences or humanities. As a member of the AUC student community, you will be part of a vibrant international group of young people interested in studying real-world problems that cross the boundaries of academic disciplines. By working in a diverse environment of different languages and cultures, you will develop your creativity, critical thinking, and your problem-solving and communication skills. AUC students live and study together on our modern international campus, located in Science Park Amsterdam. Studying at AUC is a true intercultural and social learning experience. Future prospects As an AUC graduate you will be in possession of an internationally recognized Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree. You will be qualified to apply for Master’s-level studies at major universities in both the Netherlands and abroad, potentially going on to pursue a PhD. You may also, of course, decide to embark on a career in the corporate world,... [-]

Five Years Course in Restoring

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Como
Campus Full time 5 years October 2017 Italy Como

The meaning attributed to the definitions of “restoration” and “conservation” has changed over the centuries and is subject to continuous changes in relation to ‘the evolution of thought on the subject of conservation and its complex relations to artistic, social, philosophical and historical. The Aldo Galli Academy of Fine Arts has over 35 years of experience in the field of restoration of Cultural Heritage [+]

Bachelors in Arts. The meaning attributed to the definitions of “restoration” and “conservation” has changed over the centuries and is subject to continuous changes in relation to ‘the evolution of thought on the subject of conservation and its complex relations to artistic, social, philosophical and historical. The Aldo Galli Academy of Fine Arts has over 35 years of experience in the field of restoration of Cultural Heritage. The public and private clients who have entrusted us with numerous restorations have allowed us to teach our students “on the job”. The students participate actively in every restoration developing technical expertise in various fields and use the latest up to date scientific methods. The close interdisciplinary nature of the materials helped the students to build a mindset, able to grasp the complexity of the art work conservation in a country like Italy where the widespread dissemination of the artistic heritage represents one of the only few truly sustainable challenges for the future. [-]

Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies

Radboud University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

Are you passionate about culture? Do you like sitting front row – be it at music festivals, Shakespearean tragedies, art-house films, television series, cutting edge exhibitions or poetry slams? And are you interested in developing new skills for analyzing and describing your experiences from a range of theoretical perspectives? Are you ready to join the social and political debate on the arts? Then the Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies at the Radboud University Nijmegen is just the thing for you. [+]

The Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies focuses on art in its various forms: fine arts, literature, music, theatre, film and digital media. The approach is both interdisciplinary and multi-media: you will not only analyse these art forms in and by themselves, but also learn to compare and contrast them. You are invited to explore art and culture from a number of theoretical, historical, political and social perspectives, incorporating European, North American and global views on (the value of) culture. Arts and Culture Studies teaches you to: discern differences between art forms, and between contemporary and historical valuations of art; explain how arts and culture are socially, politically and ideologically constructed; apply theoretical notions to analyze works of art or cultural phenomena; formulate a clear and well-founded vision on art and (popular) culture; write academically sound essays that contribute to current debates on art and culture. The Bachelor's in Arts and Culture Studies is a leading programme in culture studies in the Netherlands and was recently rated number one in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Bachelors 2017 (Guide to Bachelor's programmes). Why study at Radboud University You will be trained by an international staff of leading researchers in the humanities; As a first-year student, you will have your own lecturer-mentor who will help you find your way in your studies and settle down in Nijmegen; The programme includes skill learning courses (Academic writing, Academic communication and Professional skills) in which you learn how to present, discuss and write academic... [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Photography

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The BFA degree builds on the core curriculum of fundamental principles by emphasizing the aesthetic and conceptual skills necessary for a professional portfolio. [+]

Bachelors in Arts. The BFA degree builds on the core curriculum of fundamental principles by emphasizing the aesthetic and conceptual skills necessary for a professional portfolio. After completing the core curriculum, students choose to focus on commercial or editorial, fine art, or documentary courses. Upon graduation, students will be required to demonstrate an individual style and a unique approach to their chosen area of study. BFA Photography Unit Requirements: Major Coursework Core 36 Units Major 42 Units Electives 9 units Liberal Arts 45 units TOTAL 132 units BFA Photography Degree Requirements: Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements: 3 Written Communication courses 4 Art Historical Awareness courses 1 Historical Awareness course 1 Quantitative Literacy course 1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course 1 Employment Communications & Practices course After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. BFA Program Learning Outcomes Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Conceptual and Problem-Solving Skills Make creative decisions that optimize conceptual impact, cohesiveness and memorability of created images Integrate key conceptual elements (such as mood, narrative, introducing the unexpected) with technical elements (such as composition, lighting, point of view) to suggest a story or elicit an emotional response from the viewer Solve creative and technical problems that include project parameters and modeled client expectations Lighting Skills Master indoor and outdoor lighting, studio... [-]

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. [+]

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 is through final written... [-]

Bachelor in Arts Management

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Green Bay

Arts organizations make communities come alive – from symphonies to jazz bands, theaters to sculpture gardens, museums to community arts centers, public radio to festivals. All of that activity is made possible by arts managers. [+]

Bachelors in Arts. Arts organizations make communities come alive – from symphonies to jazz bands, theaters to sculpture gardens, museums to community arts centers, public radio to festivals. All of that activity is made possible by arts managers. Arts management can be an exciting, fulfilling career for someone who likes to be close to the arts and artists and wants to work behind the scenes to make the arts happen. Arts managers work behind the scenes to bring art and audiences together – raising funds, marketing, organizing volunteers and facilitating programs. At UW-Green Bay, Arts Management is both a major and a minor. Many students pair the Arts Management major or minor with studies in music, studio art, theatre, dance, gallery and museum practices, English, or history. We believe that successful arts managers are equally proficient in art and administration – and we also believe that the arts are a unique industry and have management challenges that are not found in other kinds of businesses. Your studies will include arts management core courses along with courses in the arts, not-for-profit management and business. An internship or other practical, real-life experience is an important part of the experience. Who should be a Arts Management Major? Arts Management is an ideal major or minor for students who like to be around the arts but are not necessarily interested in being an artist or performer. It’s also a good choice for those who are preparing for artistic careers and want to have some... [-]

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... [-]

Degree In Photography And Visual Culture

IADE
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Portugal Lisbon

This degree promotes, on the one hand, training in more technical-operative areas at the service of the audiovisual production industries, and on the other, a freer side, such as the Photography of Author, is not neglected, close to the most creative expressions of the Visual Arts. [+]

Bachelors in Arts. This degree promotes, on the one hand, training in more technical-operative areas at the service of the audiovisual production industries, and on the other, a freer side, such as the Photography of Author, is not neglected, close to the most creative expressions of the Visual Arts. More than learning to photograph, in light of current developments in digital technology, we intend to train image professionals, who express themselves through the various means that Photography makes available. At Bachelor in Photography and Visual Culture Students learn how to interact the photographic image with the various cultural and audiovisual settings. The Photography laboratories That the IADE provides, carry the whole teaching experience to a simulation of the professional activity. International experience In addition to the international partnerships that IADE has, the global network of Laureate International Universities offers 80 universities in 29 countries where students can make international mobility. Companies Throughout the degree, the student will have constant contact with the professional world, either through seminars with leaders and reference professionals, workshops, projects with companies and the possibility of internships. Career Opportunities Photojournalism, Photography of Advertising, Fashion Photography, Interior and Outdoor Photography, Product Photography, Documentary / Scientific / Editorial Photography, Reportage Photography - Social and Events, Fine Art and Heritage Photography, Author Photography, Treatment Technician Digital Photo Printing Technician, Photo Direction, Lighting and Image Assist, Photo Editor (Magazines, Newspapers, Publishers), Management and Storage of Photographic Files Employability Rate 89.8% Source: Http://infocursos.mec.pt/ SYLLABUS 1st Year 1st Semester ... [-]