Department of Art and Design

Courses For Non-Majors



Interested in taking art and design courses but aren’t a major? there are many options available to GVSU students. Read more...

Studio Art BA, BS, BFA

These degrees combine intensive studio training in the visual arts with a liberal arts education. The degree curricula support students' acquisition of conceptual and technical skills while fostering an awareness of current issues, theoretical frameworks, and historical and cultural contexts for art production.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Sciences (BS) in Studio Art

The B.A. and B.S. degrees emphasize breadth of experience in the visual arts with an elective component that allows students to achieve an intermediate level of competency in one or more areas. These programs are specifically formulated for the student who wants to combine art studies with another academic area.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art

The B.F.A. in Studio Art is designed for students interested in a professional degree in art or design. This degree will prepare students for a career as a professional artist or designer. Eight Emphasis Areas are available to choose from in the B.F.A.


Studio Art Emphasis Areas in the BFA in Studio Art Degree

Degree Requirements for the BA, BS or BFA Degrees in Studio Art

For information on Degree Requirements for a BA, BS or BFA degree, please refer to the Advising page by clicking here.