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Art, Media, and Design (BA)

In the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art, Media, and Design programs, you will expand your artistic potential through a broad-based education in studio art, photography and media art, or graphic art.

Learn the history of and experience the creative possibilities of visual culture through a project-based curriculum in art-making. The programs emphasize fundamental artistic concepts through problem solving and experimentation in studio courses.

You’ll work closely with faculty who are practicing artists in dedicated art studios on campus.

As you work on your art and design degree, you’ll spend time in photography dark rooms, wood and metal workshops, and in studios in the following art areas: sculpture, printmaking, video, photography, digital photography, graphic art, painting and drawing.

We offer the 3+3 BA/JD Program, which allows high-achieving first-year undergraduate students to be admitted simultaneously to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) and the College of Law (LAW). You’ll complete your first three years in LAS and your final three years in the law school.

Classes

Coursework

  • Digital Tools for Visual Thinkers
  • Thinking Photography
  • Drawing: Figure Drawing
  • Art and Artists in Contemporary Culture
  • Color Theory and Application
  • Experimental Video Art
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking: Screen-printing
  • Web Art and Design
  • Text in the Visual Arts
  • Painting

Concentrations/Tracks

  • Graphic Art. Choose an area of specialty in: photography, or drawing/painting and printmaking, sculpture, or intermedia (video and Web art)
  • Photography and Media Art. Choose an area of specialty in: photography, graphic art, intermedia (video and Web art), or digital photography
  • Studio Art. Choose an area of specialty in: drawing/painting and printmaking, graphic art, sculpture or digital imaging

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Graphic design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Curatorial work
  • Exhibit design
  • Archival work
  • Print publication layouts and design
More career info

88%

of Art, Media, and Design graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.


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