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'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. [+]

Bachelors in Arts. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 German by the... [-]

Bachelor in Art: Studio Art

Siena Heights University
Campus Full time September 2018 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. [+]

Bachelors in Arts. 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... [-]

Bachelor in Studio Art

Messiah College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Mechanicsburg

Develop your creative skills as you prepare for an exciting career as an artist in our accredited program! [+]

Studio Art (B.A. or BFA) at Messiah College

Develop your creative skills as you prepare for an exciting career as an artist in our accredited program!

The Bachelor of Art (B.A.) is intended for students who wish to experience a broad liberal arts education with an emphasis in the study of visual art. The Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) is designed for students wishing to maximize their studio immersion, particularly for those considering the pursuit of a graduate degree (MFA). While it retains much of the liberal arts breadth of the B.A., its focus is upon studio practice and theory.

Studio art major distinctives

As a Studio Art major at Messiah College, you’ll be able to:

Learn from noted artists through our visiting artists and lecturers each semester. Study with faculty who are practicing artists and have had their work featured in shows and publications across the country and throughout the world, and with an art historian who has worked in major museums and published extensively. Display your creative works regionally. Show your work at our yearly juried student art exhibition. Be well-prepared for graduate school (BFA program). Have the opportunity to participate in a practicum. Participate in the departmental honors program and/or independent study. opportunities for in-depth research and study. Build a solid body of creative work in preparation for your capstone senior art exhibition. As a senior have a dedicated studio space in the Frey Hall senior studios. Take our annual field trip to a major U.S. city... [-]

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 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. [+]

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 international creative communities.... [-]

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. [-]

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... [-]

Dual Bachelor in Business Administration & Art: Visual Art Administration

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Grand Rapids

The Art department's mission is to train artists, art historians, and visual arts administrators, as well as to provide service courses for non-art majors. Through our courses, we aspire to build an appreciation for the rich interchange of images and ideas that can happen between art and other academic disciplines. [+]

Bachelors in Arts. 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... [-]

Bachelor in Arts Management

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 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. [+]

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 training in the... [-]

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 ... [+]

Bachelors in Arts. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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. Trained professionals After completing the course, the student can work as a Professional Artist, or play roles in the organization, communication and promotion of events in the field of contemporary arts at Foundations. Museums, Art Galleries, Printing and Publishing Offices with Art Director duties, Assistant Art, Art Register, Art Advisor, Art Critic & Curator, Event Manager, Marketing Manager, Press Office and Editor. 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... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual Arts

University of Windsor, Undergraduate
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Canada Windsor

Our BFA honors program offers you excellent studio space, invaluable foundation skills and supportive faculty, to support the development of your individual creativity and expression. [+]

Program Description

Our BFA honors program offers you excellent studio space, invaluable foundation skills and supportive faculty, to support the development of your individual creativity and expression.

We offer professional, skill-based training in photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, digital video and new media, contextualized through the study of critical and theoretical concerns in contemporary art.

We offer in-depth studio practices and art history combined with exhibition opportunities and exposure to the cultural institutions of Windsor and Detroit.

Our program includes courses in drawing, painting, print media, photography, sculpture, BioArt, film production and integrated media (digital imaging, sound and video). Individual studio space is available to you during Year 4.... [-]


Bachelor Art Market Negotiator - taught in FRENCH

Group EAC
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 France Paris Algeria Algeria Online France Online Lebanon Lebanon Online Morocco Morocco Online Tunisia Tunisia Online + 9 more

Bachelor Art Market Negotiator : this program is taught in FRENCH. Read the official description here: Bachelor Négociateur en Marché de l’Art [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH. Read the official French description and apply here: Bachelor Négociateur en Marché de l’Art [-]

Bachelor in Arts Management

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Jamaica Kingston

This degree provides training for persons who wish to work in the area of arts management or administration and for persons already involved in the management and administration of arts and culture organizations. [+]

Bachelor in Arts Management

This degree provides training for persons who wish to work in the area of arts management or administration and for persons already involved in the management and administration of arts and culture organizations. It offers a distinctive combination of theory and project based courses, as well as hands on experience.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA:

Minimum FIVE (5) CXC subjects with grades 1 to 3 (grade 3 after 1998) or minimum FIVE (5) G.C.E. ‘O’ Level with grades A to C. Be at least 17 years old at the time of admission. English Language at the CXC/G.C.E. Level (or equivalent) is compulsory for all applicants. SCHOOL OF INTERVIEW: Applicants are required to appear for an interview regarding their study objectives, commitment and financial preparedness for enrolment. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants can register for the TOEFL examinations at www.ets.org/toefl. [-]