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A bachelor’s degree is a four-year undergraduate degree and is the standard for higher education throughout most of the world. Bachelor’s degrees can be earned at state universities, at private universities, at community colleges and via online universities.

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests

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Bachelor in Musical Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features an intense, specialized and synchronized curriculum. [+]

Best Bachelors in Fine Arts in USA 2017. William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the stage of Charles Dickens Dombey and Son by Dickens scholar Elliot Engel; Better Late Than Ever; On the Other Side; Far and True; Tartuffe, the Rock Musical. Students have gone on to New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Wilmington and other cities to pursue professional careers in theatre, film and television. WPU alumni have also gone on to study at schools like The Juilliard School, Harvard, American Academy of Dramatic Art and Virginia Commonwealth. WPU students are fully prepared for graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena of theatre and musical theatre when they graduate. We will help you develop the tools, skills and connections you need to succeed. When you graduate, you will be a confident, marketable, self-assessing artist and be fully prepared to go to graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena and the exciting world of theatre. Courses Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Theatre Core Courses 33 credit hours Dance Core Courses 16 credit hours Music Core Courses 22 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre 120 credit hours Careers Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. They also gain valuable experience through classroom study and traveling to see performances in new and innovative ways that reflect the latest and best in theatre practice and theory. Musical Theatre majors perform in William Peace Theatre productions throughout their careers as students. [-]

Bachelor (BFA) in Professional Photography

Brooks Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Ventura

The mission of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography Program is to prepare students for careers in the field of professional photography through a philosophy of “learning by doing.” [+]

The mission of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography Program is to prepare students for careers in the field of professional photography through a philosophy of “learning by doing.” The program is designed to educate all students in basic and intermediate photographic skills through a shared Lower Division. Students develop a creative style and visual problem-solving skills while engaging in specialized market areas and techniques in the Upper Division. The program integrates liberal arts, professional business practices and ethics with a core photography and media production curriculum that prepares students for the creative, business, and technical challenges of a professional photography career. The 120 semester credit Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photography prepares students for careers in the field of professional photography. The cross-platform philosophy combined with the experiential learning provided by professional photographers/ instructors provides a unique and innovative technical education that develops graduates with a creative style and unique visual problem-solving skills. The program combines 75 semester credits of core photography classes, including business course work, and 45 semester credits of general education studies. Core Courses Core courses include: History of Photography Video for Photographers Photography Capstone Creative Digital Imaging Photography Foundation Visual Design Digital Imaging I: Digital Asset Management Lighting Theory Digital Imaging II: Workflow Digital Workflow Lighting Studio Digital Imaging III: Processing Fundamentals Lighting People Creative Applications Elective Options Among the elective course options are: Fashion Photography I Art Director’s Point of View Advertising Photo Concepts Advanced Advertising Photography Fashion Photo Industry Automotive Photography Beauty/Glamour Photography Advanced People Photography Food Photography Advanced Tabletop Photography Advertising Industry In-Water Photography Natural History Photography Travel Photography Stock Photography Scientific Photography Light Spaces Action Sports Lifestyle Photography Architectural Photography Stop Action Photography Imaging Time Video 2.0 Layout & Design Website Development HDRI/CGI Methods Digital retouching Digital Composting Media and Marketing Advanced Web Design Zone Intermediate Portrait Methods Power of the Portrait Wedding/Event Photography Beyond Portraiture Celebrity Portraiture Portraiture Industry Industry Internships Program Objectives Upon Completion of the Professional Photography Program, students should be able to: Effectively use contemporary photographic tools. (Visual Literacy, Adept) Effectively use photographic media and asset management software. (Adept) Effectively collaborate to accomplish professional goals. (Collaboration) Develop and implement an effective marketing program. (Problem Solver) Understand professional business and ethics standards. (Ethics). Apply creative and sophisticated visual solutions to the challenges of producing visual media. (Problem Solver, Visual Literacy) Apply effective professional communication skills. (Communication) Develop a lifelong learning pattern. (Adept) Understand the principals of business management. (Problem Solver, Adept) [-]

Bachelor of Arts

Allegheny College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Meadville

The Art Department’s programs are designed to develop a broad intellectual grounding in the traditions of the visual arts through an understanding of Studio Art practice and Art History, coupled with knowledge from other disciplines. Students learn to discriminate between the processes of production, interpretation, and evaluation, and to think creatively about all aspects of artistic problem solving. Through the examination and creation of original works of Art, students learn to contextualize artworks, and understand the relationships between praxis, theory, and history. [+]

Best Bachelors in Fine Arts in USA 2017. Bachelor of Arts The Art Department’s programs are designed to develop a broad intellectual grounding in the traditions of the visual arts through an understanding of Studio Art practice and Art History, coupled with knowledge from other disciplines. Students learn to discriminate between the processes of production, interpretation, and evaluation, and to think creatively about all aspects of artistic problem solving. Through the examination and creation of original works of Art, students learn to contextualize artworks, and understand the relationships between praxis, theory, and history. ART MAJORS Studio Art Progresses from broad exploration of visual art toward specialization in a chosen medium. Art History The visual heritage of Western art and architecture, progressing from surveys (Ancient, Renaissance, American, etc.) to a substantial original research project. Art and Technology An interdisciplinary major shared between the Communication Arts and Art Departments that explores connections between photography, video, and computer art. Double and self-designed majors encouraged. Minor Programs Studio Art • Art History Special minors such as Art & the Environment and Medieval & Renaissance Studies may be considered. Department Facts Distinctions Individualized attention, close student-faculty relationships. Opportunities to integrate art with other disciplines: recent double majors include studio art/physics; studio art/biology; studio art/math; studio art/environmental science; art history/English. Senior Projects demonstrate to employers and graduate schools the ability to define and complete a comprehensive original assignment. Special balance between depth in the major and breadth of overall programs. Important integration of studio art and art history in the curriculum. Upper-level seminars that encourage students to examine art’s connection with politics, economics, and society. Key Benefits Appreciation of the imaginative, expressive range of visual arts. Firm grounding in the fundamentals of art and art history. Understanding of the theoretical and technical issues in the production and interpretation of art. First-hand knowledge of how artists and art historians develop and explore topics. Understanding of the processes and effects of visual communication. Ability to apply critical thinking skills across disciplines. Learning Outcomes Students who successfully complete a major in Art: Studio or Art and Technology will: Actively engage in the production of a body of work that demonstrates conceptual sophistication while also conveying meaning, investigating human experiences, and integrating knowledge from other disciplines and cultural contexts. Make original works of art that demonstrate effective use of design principles, creative problem-solving, and appropriate craftsmanship and technique, in a range of mediums. Interpret and critically evaluate art and media, in writing and in speech, from an informed perspective by carrying out relevant research, contextualizing and interpreting relevant works. Exhibit familiarity with the works and intentions of major artists/designers and movements of the past and the present, both Western and global, and familiarity with contemporary art and critical theory. Develop professional practices through the exhibition of their work in a gallery setting, documentation of work in a portfolio, and proposal writing. Students who successfully complete a minor in Studio Art will: Actively engage in the production of a body of work that demonstrates conceptual sophistication while also conveying meaning, investigating human experiences, and integrating knowledge from other disciplines and cultural contexts. Make original works of art that demonstrate effective use of design principles, creative problem-solving, and appropriate craftsmanship and technique, with focus on one medium. Interpret and critically evaluate art and media, in writing and in speech, from an informed perspective by carrying out relevant research, contextualizing and interpreting relevant works. Exhibit familiarity with the works and intentions of major artists/designers and movements of the twentieth century and with contemporary art and critical theory. Develop professional skills, such as exhibition of their work in a gallery setting, documentation of work in a portfolio, and proposal writing. Students completing a major in Art History will be able to: Demonstrate a general knowledge of the monuments and principal artists of all major art periods of the past, including a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth century; acquaintance with the art history of non-Western cultures, knowledge in greater depth and precision of several cultures and periods in the history of art; a concentration in at least one area at an advanced seminar level; and study of theory and criticism using a variety of analytical critical approaches. Utilize tools and techniques of scholarship, including writing in various formats; speaking in various formats, using appropriate presentation technology; research methods, proper citation methods and legal use of reproductions of imagery, and production of a senior project that considers a single work of art or a narrowly defined body of works in their historical context, analyzed from a distinctive authorial point of view based upon critical and theoretical insights. Integrate and apply knowledge from other disciplines and cultural contexts, including a general knowledge of world history. Adequate mastery of at least one foreign language to support research through the reading of primary source materials is highly recommended. Demonstrate a functional knowledge of the creative process, normally accomplished through one or more foundation or other studio courses. Students completing a minor in Art History will be able to: Demonstrate a general knowledge of the monuments and principal artists of all major art periods of the past, including a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth century; acquaintance with the art history of non-Western cultures; knowledge in greater depth and precision of one period in the history of art; work at an advanced seminar level; and study of theory and criticism using a variety of analytical critical approaches. Utilize tools and techniques of scholarship, including writing in various formats; speaking in various formats, using appropriate presentation technology; research methods, proper citation methods and legal use of reproductions of imagery. Demonstrate a functional knowledge of the creative process, normally accomplished through one or more foundation or other studio courses. Opportunities Allegheny’s Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) sponsors arts and the environment community development art projects. Each project provides paid summer internships for four to six students annually. Student Art Society holds annual activities including unjuried student exhibitions, a Beaux Arts Ball, and field trips. Department-sponsored lecture series, often in conjunction with gallery exhibitions: recent speakers have included artists Christo & Jeanne-Claude; Thomas B. Armstrong, director of the Andy Warhol Museum; and Madeleine Grynsztejn, curator at the San Francisco Museum of Art. Workshops: Recent workshops have focused on art careers, handbuilt ceramics, papermaking, and non-traditional drawing techniques. Field trips: Nearby resources include the Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), the Carnegie Museum (Pittsburgh), the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Erie Art Museum. Meadville Council on the Arts hosts nine regional artists’ exhibits annually. “Signs & Flowers,” a site-specific public art installation created in collaboration with PennDOT; visit ceed.allegheny.edu to view this project. Art education programs with the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University 3/2 arts management program with Carnegie Mellon’s John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management Experiential Learning Internships Art teaching internship: Carnegie Museum (Pittsburgh) Center for Economic and Environmental Development (CEED) Cleveland School of the Arts Erie Art Museum Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum Meadville Council on the Arts (MCA) Meadville Historical Society (Baldwin-Reynolds House) The French Creek Project, Meadville, Pa. The Meadville Tribune Vision Media Group, Meadville, Pa. Gallery and art store work-study employment Department research and laboratory assistantships MCA invites student-curated shows as part of art historical research projects [-]

Bachelor in Fine Arts

McMurry University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Abilene

The Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) students concentrate on multimedia and graphic design or studio art. The B.F.A. studio art graduate who excels attends graduate school or pursues a career in graphic design, illustration, museum education, art galleries, art education or establishes his or her own teaching or production studio. [+]

The Department of Art at McMurry University develops strong conceptual and technical skills for artistic expression, creative problem solving, artistic appreciation, and historical perspectives in its students. In this hands-on program our students study numerous traditions in the creation of art. Our students are also exposed to an extensive knowledge of the art of Western Civilization and non-European cultures in relationship to pluralistic contemporary world that enhances the education of art majors and other interested students. Our successful students fully participate in: Classes Assignments Critiques Exhibitions Study Abroad Our Students graduate with comprehensive knowledge of: Design Art media Expressive Possibilities Creative Solutions Professional Practices Students study art in the classroom and then examine it firsthand through field trips to galleries and museums. Senior students develop a resume/portfolio for campus wide presentation and for post-graduation activities. About the Majors The Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) students concentrate on multimedia and graphic design or studio art. The B.F.A. studio art graduate who excels attends graduate school or pursues a career in graphic design, illustration, museum education, art galleries, art education or establishes his or her own teaching or production studio. The Bachelors of Art (B.A.) degree with a major in studio art is designed for students who wish to obtain a liberal arts degree with a major in studio art, multimedia and graphic design or all level art education; this degree requires a minor. Awards Entering freshmen art students may apply for the Perry Bentley Art Scholarship in February. Transfer students and current art majors may apply for other art scholarships in the spring. Recognition awards are presented to outstanding art students annually. The spring juried annual student art competition acknowledges artistic achievement. Students may apply in the spring for the work apprentice programs and studio space. Faculty assigns apprentices and studios based on productivity, grades, reliability, and participation in the art department. Travel Courses in Art The Department of Art tries to offer one travel course annually. Classes travel to regionally, nationally and internationally significant art exhibitions and archeological sites related to the students' course of study. Art Honor Society After completing 12 semester hours and having a 3.0 average or above in art courses, art students are eligible to be nominated by faculty to join the Epsilon Theta Chapter of the Kappa Pi International Collegiate Art Honorary Fraternity. Kappa Pi sponsors Homecoming and Christmas art sales, service projects and art related, educational and social activities. More information about the Honors Program can be found on the Honors Program webpage. Internships in Art Art internships for junior and senior art majors, which occur in ART 3390 and ART 4390, give students meaningful practical experience by working in a gallery, museum or commercial setting to see how the theoretical concepts of art are put into practice. Students have interned at: Abilene Reporter News Center of Contemporary Art Zachry Associates Grace Museum National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Jody Klotz Gallery [-]

Bachelor in Studio Art

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The Art Department at ORU recognizes art is an expression of an individual's beliefs and endeavors to nurture each student's creativity, ability and call to be a Christian artist. [+]

Best Bachelors in Fine Arts in USA 2017. The Art Department at ORU recognizes art is an expression of an individual's beliefs and endeavors to nurture each student's creativity, ability and call to be a Christian artist. Students receive a firm foundation blending creative experiences with a critical knowledge of art past and present. Students selecting the studio arts program study under a faculty composed of professional working artists with numerous works of art on exhibit nationwide. The studio art major offers training in four disciplines - painting, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking. Students may adapt the major to help prepare them for an alternative teaching certification. Painting The painting courses explore traditional to contemporary styles of painting. Students focus on the development of imaginative resources and process through different media as well as explore the aesthetics of both abstraction and observation. Ceramics The ceramics program offers students a study of a variety of hand-building techniques. Additional study concentrates on the study of form and the generation of ideas in clay, with an emphasis on the potter's wheel as a tool for the forming of pottery. Sculpture Students in the sculpture classes participate in an in-depth study of the design and technical methods of sculpture construction. Emphasizing methods, materials, concepts and artistic style, students develop skills and methods of sculptural formation. Printmaking Printmaking develops the student's conceptual and studio skills in media and the processes involved in relief, intaglio, serigraphy and creative printmaking. Printmakers use their skills to generate creative visual art in the printed form. Outcomes With a degree in Art, career options include: - Art administrator - Artist - Arts instructor - Gallery manager - Illustrator - Museum worker - Photographer - Restorer - Web designer What Do You Have To Look Forward To? Roll up your sleeves and explore color, materials, surfaces, concepts, design, form, composition, methods and artistic style in the course of completing various art projects in a variety of media. Discover your own individual expression as a Christian artist. [-]

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. [+]

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 lighting techniques, lighting with constant light sources, and mixed lighting situations Work effectively with natural light and demonstrate understanding of the relationship between time of day and variations related to quality of light Work effectively with point source, flood, spot, diffused and reflected light Camera Capture Skills Demonstrate full knowledge of digital SLR components Demonstrate complete understanding of exposure controls Effectively use a light meter for multiple lighting situations Digital Imaging Apply advanced Photoshop techniques using various tools, layers, curves and selections with digital images Apply retouching skills and color correction knowledge consistent with industry standards Digital Printing Produce professional quality prints Create high quality print portfolio demonstrating printing skill and overall quality of images required for petition to graduate Demonstrate understanding of archival qualities, including ink and paper stability Professional Readiness Produce and present a professional portfolio that meets department expectations and industry standards Create promotional materials to support print portfolio and website Demonstrate knowledge of industry trends and professional practices related to professional photography Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to: Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field of art and design. Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge. Communicate their ideas professionally and connect with their intended audience using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field. Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles. Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology. Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and design products. Learn the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Martin

The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. [+]

Best Bachelors in Fine Arts in USA 2017. The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. The programs provide artistic and technical training in the various areas of study, cultural and historical context for their disciplines and the opportunity for the students to gain an appreciation for all of the fine arts activities while in the program. Graphic Design – the students in this discipline will study Graphic Design Applications and Practices Design Theory and History Typography and Page Layout Multimedia and Computer Illustration Professional Practice in Graphic Design Visual Art – the students in this discipline will study Foundations 2D and 3D Practices Studio Courses in various Media Aesthetic and Historical Art Context Exhibition Design and Planning Fine Arts Career Strategy Theatre – the students in this discipline will study Acting and Character Development Stagecraft and Technical Theatre Directing and Playwriting Play Production Participate in Campus Plays [-]

Bachelor of Science in Creative Writing for Entertainment

Full Sail University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA Winter Park

It all begins with a great story. Whether a film or television show, a video game or even a commercial, the most successful pieces of media are those that tell engaging and interesting stories, stories that capture your attention, spark your imagination, and provoke your emotions. [+]

It all begins with a great story. Whether a film or television show, a video game or even a commercial, the most successful pieces of media are those that tell engaging and interesting stories, stories that capture your attention, spark your imagination, and provoke your emotions. Full Sail's Creative Writing for Entertainment Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program is designed to help students perfect their storytelling abilities, with an emphasis on writing for visual media, including scriptwriting and screenwriting. Throughout the course of the 20-month program, you’ll hone your writing skills through a variety of exercises, assignments, and projects that prepare you to meet the needs of an industry in need of creative visionaries. The Creative Writing for Entertainment Bachelor’s degree program emphasizes the entertainment industry’s need for a transmedia approach to writing; an idea may begin as a script for a television show, but it also needs to be able to cross over to other delivery channels such as mobile devices, websites, and more. As a student in this program, you’ll learn how certain fundamentals of writing apply to all of these platforms, as well as the adaptations that each different channel requires. You’ll participate in a wide range of writing workshops designed to strengthen your abilities in a variety of formats and genres, including comedy, horror, mystery, suspense, fantasy, and science fiction. You’ll also study the multitude of publishing and distribution channels available to today’s writers, as well as the professional tools and approaches necessary to market yourself in the industry, whether it’s as a freelance writer or as a part of a larger corporate entity. Throughout the program, you’ll develop your own personal portfolio that will not only display your writing skills, but also help you establish yourself as a creative professional. [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Marian University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

Visual and Creative Arts majors in graphic design receive instruction in the foundations of studio art. Building upon this foundation, students engage in specialized studies in print and digital media grounded in an understanding of the social impact of the arts. [+]

Best Bachelors in Fine Arts in USA 2017. Bachelor in Graphic Design Visual and Creative Arts majors in graphic design receive instruction in the foundations of studio art. Building upon this foundation, students engage in specialized studies in print and digital media grounded in an understanding of the social impact of the arts. The program is designed to prepare students for entry into either graduate school or a position in the profession. For qualified students, internships are arranged during the senior year. Graphic design students work in a stat-of-the-art computer design studio dedicated solely to the department. Requirements Major for Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Visual Creative Arts: Graphic Design All Visual and Creative Arts majors experience a set of core courses that provide the foundations of visual understanding and the creative impulse. The core courses include: ARH 240, ART 110, ART 120, and ART 255. VCA majors can then choose from four programs within the Department of Visual and Creative Arts. These four programs include art history, documentary studies, graphic design, and studio art (with or without a concentration in art therapy). The graphic design program requires 33 credits including ART 206, ART 226, ART 229, ART 326, ART 327, ART 426, ART 427, ART 490, ART 491, and three credits of a studio arts course. The program is completed with six hours of 300-level ARH courses. Students enter the department as B.A. visual and creative arts majors. There is a portfolio review after the completion of 110, 120, 206, and two graphic design courses. The average GPA for the above listed courses must be a “B” or better along with a favorable review rating in order to be accepted into the graphic design program. Only students accepted into the program are eligible for the ART 460 Art Internship. Minor in Graphic Design 22 credits minimum in art and art history including ART 110, 120, 206, 229, ARH 240, and two additional art courses from 226, 255, 326, 327, 329, or 380 on a graphic design topic. Accredited Off-Campus Courses Marian University Visual and Creative Arts majors may take up to 12 credits of pre-approved activities courses at the Indianapolis Art Center for application to their degree at Marian University. These are courses not normally offered at Marian University. [-]

Bachelor of Arts

Felician University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Rutherford

Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. [+]

Major or Minor in Art Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. (Examples: criminal justice major and photography minor, or business major and graphic design minor.) Felician University also offers certification programs and 18-credit minors in art. Co-major in Art K-6 elementary education majors may choose an art concentration as a co-major. Areas of Concentration You have the option of selecting one or more concentrations during your course of study, including: Fine Art Graphic Design Painting and Drawing Photography and New Media Study Abroad Option A unique, semester-long study abroad program in International Visual Studies offers hands-on experience in photography, book design, and web design. Opportunities to Visit New York City Regularly scheduled instructor-led trips to New York museums and galleries. Career Opportunities A BA in Art opens the door to many careers such as: Graphic designer Creative director Product designer Professional photographer Web designer Art teacher in elementary education College professor Freelance artist [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

This degree takes advantage of NAU’s studio facilities to accustom students to working in studio environments. Students will learn important techniques, analysis of materials, planning, critique, global influences, and more. [+]

Best Bachelors in Fine Arts in USA 2017. Available Emphasis Areas: Ceramics - Emphasis Painting - Emphasis Printmaking - Emphasis Sculpture - Emphasis This degree takes advantage of NAU’s studio facilities to accustom students to working in studio environments. Students will learn important techniques, analysis of materials, planning, critique, global influences, and more. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art? Every artist soars on two wings—imagination and craft. If you can imagine angels yearning to fly, we can help you set them free. Join one of our programs in ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture and see where your talent can take you. Develop your craft in small classes that guarantee close interaction with faculty. Our studio facilities provide all you'll need to make art--except your personal vision. Study the masters, explore critical scholarship, and create visual objects in a variety of media. Build self-confidence with a required one-person exhibition, presentation, and oral defense. You'll graduate prepared for the life of a working artist or for careers in art-related fields. Our balanced program of study will also fully prepare you for graduate study. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Antique dealing Conservation Education Criticism With further education, one of these paths is possible: Corporate curator Anthropologist Archivist Librarian University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts Fashion Merchandising

O'More College of Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Franklin

The mission of the Fashion Merchandising B.F.A. program is to prepare students to compete successfully for entry-level careers in the demanding fashion industry through the practical skills and experience they have gained in our well -rounded program that intertwines design, business, and the latest technologies. [+]

Mission The mission of the Fashion Merchandising B.F.A. program is to prepare students to compete successfully for entry-level careers in the demanding fashion industry through the practical skills and experience they have gained in our well -rounded program that intertwines design, business, and the latest technologies. Curriculum & Philosophy Fashion is a business, and graduates are ready to begin their careers with the knowledge gained in the variety of business classes that include Entrepreneurship, Retail Buying, Merchandise Planning, Fashion Forecasting, Apparel Manufacturing, design courses and the latest software programs utilized in the industry. Upon completion of the B.F.A. in Fashion Merchandising, graduates will Proficiently communicate their ideas through a full range of written, verbal and technological skills. Execute decisions in the fashion industry using research, critical thinking and analysis. Acquire the business acumen necessary to compete in the global world of fashion. Attain knowledge of design and how it correlates to successfully producing a quality product to the end consumer. Success Due to the enormous size of the fashion world and its related fields, many professional opportunities exist for program graduates. Career options include: accessory or apparel designer, costume designer, footwear designer, technical designer, product development manager, fashion forecaster, merchandise manager, stylist, computerized pattern drafter, import/export manager, pattern/sample maker, wardrobe manager, retail buyer, and fashion director. Alumnae are employed with companies, but not limited to Dockers Footwear, Fruit of the Loom, Olia Zavozina, Urban Outfitters, Milly NY, Dollar General, Tractor Supply, Disney Parks and Resorts, Ballet Memphis, Knights Apparel, and VF a $12 billion dollar apparel and footwear company whose divisions include Vans, Nautica, The North Face, Red Kap, Lucy and Reef. Graduates also establish successful businesses in the industry including House of Stella, Johnnie Q., Jamie and the Jones, Whimsy by Krista, and The Transatlantic blog. Faculty A large percentage of our instructors and professors have prior experience and continue to work in the design industry, and their knowledge of current trends and technologies is passed on to the students. Annual Fashion Show The highlight of the year is the annual student fashion show featuring selected junior and senior collections’ work. Collections are juried by the dean, faculty and professionals in the industry. Student work showcased at the fashion show is by invitation only and is based on strict judging criteria. Students also play a major role in producing the event and are involved in every detail from promotion to production. Travel Students have the opportunity to travel to New York and visit the Garment District, the center of fashion in the United States, and meet with industry leaders like Kay Unger, Elaine Gold, Greenfield Clothiers, Nanette Lepore, Saks, Inc., Paper Magazine, Theory and top costume shops for Broadway Theater. Laptop Requirement All fashion students are required to have a laptop capable of running the latest Adobe, Microsoft Office, and Quickbooks software. Approximate cost is $2,000. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

New Hampshire Institute of Art
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Manchester

The Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Institute provides students the opportunity to engage in the development of formal skill and technique while creating their individual artistic voice. The courses of concentration offered are: Fine Arts, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Creative Writing. The Interdisciplinary course of study is a selected synthesis of the six areas of... [+]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Institute provides students the opportunity to engage in the development of formal skill and technique while creating their individual artistic voice. The courses of concentration offered are: Fine Arts, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Creative Writing. The Interdisciplinary course of study is a selected synthesis of the six areas of concentration. Students may also add a minor study in any of the concentrations. In 2009 the Institute was awarded approval from the State of NH for the Art Education curriculum, which allows the Institute to offer K – 12 Art Education licensure to students who have successfully completed our program.... [-]


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Boston

The one-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate offers an intensive year of studio art study and practice, closely advised and supported by SMFA faculty. The... [+]

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

The one-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate offers an intensive year of studio art study and practice, closely advised and supported by SMFA faculty. The program is ideal for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and want to immerse themselves in intensive studio artmaking.Whether you have recently graduated or are changing careers, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate provides excellent preparation for graduate degree study in art or for professional practice as an artist. You design an individualized studio art curriculum. You may experiment across media or focus intensely on one discipline. SMFA faculty will provide you with instruction, support, advice and encouragement throughout your course of study. In frequent individual consultations, instructors will critique your work and guide your development. Every week, you’ll come together with your classmates in a seminar that guides your progress, builds camaraderie and fosters artistic growth. You’ll also go on field trips and attend lectures by visiting artists, museum curators, gallery directors, collectors and critics.In your independent studio work you’ll develop your art and your process. Each semester, you’ll present the accumulated work of that semester to be assessed for studio credits at Review Boards.The Post-Baccalaureate program attracts applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. Some Post- Baccalaureate students are recent college graduates seeking a year of intensive studio education before beginning independent work as artists. Others come to initiate professional art practice after working in a different field.Still others are working artists whoseek to expand their skills or explore new media.Completion of the Post- Baccalaureate Certificate prepares students for a variety of paths.Some choose to continue their studies in the SMFA’s Studio Diploma program, entering at the fourth year level. Others go on to graduate degree programs, such as the MFA. Many participate as fellows in professional artists’ residencies. Whether immediately, or after further formal study, most graduates sustain professional practice as artists.... [-]


Bachelor of Fine Arts

University of Montana
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Missoula

The School of Art offers professional and liberal arts education courses in the visual arts. Courses in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program strive to provide an intensive professional education for students interested in art careers. For students interested in a liberal arts education with an emphasis in the visual arts, the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees meet their needs... [+]

Best Bachelors in Fine Arts in USA 2017. The School of Art offers professional and liberal arts education courses in the visual arts. Courses in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program strive to provide an intensive professional education for students interested in art careers. For students interested in a liberal arts education with an emphasis in the visual arts, the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees meet their needs. A teaching endorsement is available to students seeking licensure to teach in schools K-12. The School of Art serves the people of Montana and beyond by supporting students to gain knowledge, skills, and understanding of the visual arts as an enrichment to daily life. To achieve this purpose, the School of Art is dedicated to the following goals: To provide high quality preparation for students interested in pursuing a professional career in the visual arts, art education, art history, and art criticism. To maintain a community of practicing artists and scholars as faculty to provide significant mentoring and rigorous intellectual challenges for students. To contribute to a cultural and artistic climate of creativity and intellectual curiosity for the campus, the local community and the state. To serve the local community, the state, the region and the nation as a source of expertise in scholarly, creative, and technical areas of the visual arts. The School of Art provides comprehensive education in studio art, including intensive hands-on studio practice, art history, criticism, and theory. Programs provide thorough professional training for students interested in careers in the field of art. Welcome to the School of Art. Undergraduate Program - Foundations The foundations program is designed to prepare students for further study in the arts by introducing skills and strategies important for creative visual expression. Students develop an understanding of how formal language, material sensibilities and a wide range of art practices can articulate content and express ideas. The program also establishes craft and work expectations while encouraging creative risk, experimentation and cross-media solutions. This coordinated introductory curriculum of five classes spans all areas of the studio and art history experience and introduces students to a full range of disciplines for possible future study. Classes are designed to be taken at the beginning of a student’s course of study, and are prerequisite for most other art courses. Foundations Courses Visual Language: Drawing Visual Language: 2D Design Visual Language: 3D Design Art of World Civilization: Ancient to Medieval Art Art of World Civilization: Early Modern to Contemporary Art [-]