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 Studio Art

Messiah College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 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 Studio Art

Colby-Sawyer College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA New London

Select the B.A. degree program for a deep working knowledge of fine arts with the opportunity to explore a variety of career possibilities. Choose the B.F.A. degree for an intensive study of the visual arts that will prepare you for a career as a professional artist. [+]

Make Your Artistic Dreams a Professional Reality

Blend color, shadow and texture to create a bright future with a degree in studio art.

Select the B.A. degree program for a deep working knowledge of fine arts with the opportunity to explore a variety of career possibilities. Choose the B.F.A. degree for an intensive study of the visual arts that will prepare you for a career as a professional artist. Both options build your creative and critical thinking skills alongside studio and technical skills.

Choose from concentrations in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture, and experiment outside your concentration to gain a wider working knowledge of the arts.... [-]


Bachelor in International Liberal Arts: Arts

International College of Liberal Arts - Yamanashi Gakuin University
Campus Full time April 2019 Japan Kofu

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 artworks, famous or not. Evaluation is through final examination and final critical essay.... [-]


Dual Bachelor in Business Administration & Art: Visual Art Administration

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 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.... [-]


Bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture Studies

Radboud University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 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 analyze 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 social, politically and ideologically constructed; apply theoretical notions to analyze works of art or cultural phenomena; formulate a clear and well-founded vision of art and (popular) culture; write academically sound essays that contribute to current debates on art and culture. ... [-]

BFA program in Contemporary Jewellery and Jewellery Design

ALCHIMIA Contemporary Jewellery School
Campus Full time September 2019 Italy Florence

The two-year BFA program offers a comprehensive grounding in contemporary jewelry and body ornament to those without prior experience or possession of jewelry-making skills in a relatively short time. The course begins with traditional techniques and skills in the construction and design of jewelry and then introduces the students to new technologies, creative use of resources, and material expression for originality in design. [+]

The two-year BFA program offers a comprehensive grounding in contemporary jewellery and body ornament to those without prior experience or possession of jewellery-making skills in a relatively short time.

The course begins with traditional techniques and skills in the construction and design of jewellery, and then introduces the students to new technologies, creative use of resources, and material expression for originality in design.

The program is divided into six 14-week modules that provide, through a challenging but organic full-immersion process, a balanced combination of practical and theoretical principles.

In the vein of Alchimia’s philosophy, the program nurtures an approach to learning that merges the theoretical, the pragmatic, and the experiential in order to develop confidence, skill, creativity, and imagination. It is tailored to each student individually, with teachers providing personal coaching, and builds on a variety of different professional experiences, including carefully selected study trips both locally and abroad.... [-]


Bachelor in Conservation and Restoration

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Campus Full time Part time October 2018 Portugal Tomar

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

Objectives

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


Bachelor in Arts and Culture

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

Do you have broad interests and are you a critical thinker? Do you enjoy discussing current social issues? Do you want to understand their historical roots and engage in the philosophical reflection? If so, the bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture is the right choice for you. [+]

Arts and Culture

Do you have broad interests and are you a critical thinker? Do you enjoy discussing current social issues? Do you want to understand their historical roots and engage in the philosophical reflection? If so, the bachelor's programme in Arts and Culture is the right choice for you.

You will learn to understand Western culture by looking at how it shapes and is shaped by art, science, technology, media, and politics. You will explore the issues of modern society from a variety of perspectives. This interdisciplinary approach (based on philosophy, literature and art studies, history, and science and technology studies) will teach you to understand and frame complex social issues.... [-]


Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) (Visual Arts)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2019 Australia Toowoomba Australia Online + 3 more

Advance your understanding of visual arts theory and practice with our Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) (Visual Arts). This degree will allow you to critically analyze a range of historical and contemporary issues and explore their impact on the arts and society. You will also have the opportunity to complete a dissertation under supervision in your area of interest. [+]

Advance your career

Advance your understanding of visual arts theory and practice with our Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) (Visual Arts). This degree will allow you to critically analyze a range of historical and contemporary issues and explore their impact on the arts and society. You will also have the opportunity to complete a dissertation under supervision in your area of interest.

Career outcomes

This degree will further your skills, giving you the edge that you need to succeed as a practicing artist, secondary school teacher (with further study), art critic, librarian, curator or in the areas of arts administration, studio and gallery management, community arts and arts research.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual Arts

University of Windsor, Undergraduate
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 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 of Arts

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 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.... [-]


Bachelor of Art and Design

Southern Cross University
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years March 2019 Australia Lismore + 1 more

The Bachelor of Art and Design provides the opportunity to develop your artistic range and skills base, while also building your understanding of art theory. [+]

Develop a career as an artist, curator, or designer with this internationally-recognized course, lead and taught by artists and art experts from the thriving Northern Rivers arts community.The Bachelor of Art and Design provides the opportunity to develop your artistic range and skills base, while also building your understanding of art theory.Southern Cross visual arts graduates have been recognized with some of Australia’s most prestigious art awards and their work is held in galleries and exhibitions around the world.You will be able to enjoy rich and diverse studio experiences, developing and exploring your capabilities and potential as an artist, while immersed in an atmosphere that nurtures and inspires creativity.Southern Cross offers purpose-built studios which provide students with the opportunity to use a wide range of media, including painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, digital arts and design, and drawing. Career Opportunities Graduates typically become practicing artists and fine art researchers within the context of contemporary practice. Students exhibit in the Graduate Exhibition and can undertake research projects. Professional Placement ... [-]

Bachelor’s in General Arts ( taught in Italian )

University Of Bergamo
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Bergamo

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 ... [-]

BA in Contemporary Arts School

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Como
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 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. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE.

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.

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Bachelor in Arts Management

University Of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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. ... [-]