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Studio Art, B.A., B.S., B.F.A.
Each studio art degree integrates the values of a liberal education while preparing graduates for intensive engagement with the production and examination of the visual arts.
Students can pursue an emphasis in ceramics, graphic design, illustration, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and visual studies. The program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
A studio art minor is also offered, requiring completion of eight courses.
Why Study the Visual Arts at Grand Valley?
- Incorporate creativity with the consideration of broader ethical, historical, scientific, and cultural ideas, fostering work that contributes to the public dialogue about those ideas.
- Work in small classes that ensure individualized attention from faculty at all levels of the program.
- Complete coursework in state-of-the-art facilities that ensure students acquire the skills essential for their chosen media.
- Benefit from a program that encourages collaboration across emphasis areas to support students' individual interests.
- Acquire the expertise necessary for participation in arts communities and for self-advocacy after graduation.