The mission of the Visual Arts Program is to prepare our students for rewarding careers in the visual arts through a dynamic visual arts curriculum and a comprehensive liberal arts education. The Visual Arts program provides individualized studio-arts training for the student who plans on becoming a practicing studio artist, curator, designer, photographer, art historian, or teacher. The program also prepares students to enter graduate programs in studio art, art history, museum studies, or art therapy.
Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate proficiency in major aspects, techniques and directions in chosen medium or media.
Analyze works of art perceptively and valuate them critically by using a comprehensive knowledge of the history of art.
Achieve highest level of technical ability in chosen media and its expressive possibilities.
Exhibit and promote evidence of development of studio-art practices within the facilities of the art gallery and to have their artwork critiqued and discussed.
The Dillard Review (a journal of arts and letters)
Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation.
General Education Core - 41 credit hours
Major Requirements - 54 credit hours
Additional Coursework - 27 credit hours