Drawing serves to undergird the work of the majors in all eight emphasis areas in the department.
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.
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.
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.