Bachelor of Arts in Art
The primary emphasis of our art degrees is on the development of concepts, skills and sensitivities essential to the professional artist, designer or art educator.
In addition to gaining a solid technical foundation in art, you'll also learn communication, critical, analytic thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as individual initiative and responsibility, professional knowledge and performance skills in a broad range of art media. You'll study the historical context and the role of art and design in the history of humankind.
The department offers four degree programs: a Bachelor of Arts in Art, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Science in education: K-12 art education certification (in conjunction with the College of Education and Human Services) and a Bachelor of Science in graphic design.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts allows you to develop a concentration of 18 advanced level credits and a minor of 12 advanced level credits in any of the following studio areas: painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, drawing or crafts.
With a Bachelor of Science in graphic design, you'll benefit from the combined strengths of the Department of Art and Design and the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology, which provide students with a broad range of design and technical skills.
We also offer a general art minor and a studio art minor in which you can concentrate in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, ceramics or crafts.
Through an agreement with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, you can expand your curricular options. Cal U students may spend their junior year at the Art Institute and take courses not offered here, such as interior design or industrial design.
Graduates of the Art Institute's two-year program can receive 60 credit hours if they wish to pursue a bachelor's degree from California.