Bachelor of Arts in Applied Art & Design

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Art & Design, housed in the Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts, offers a modern comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to studio and visual art education in an intimate setting. Coursework and class related activities encourage the investigation of contemporary directions in studio art, imaging, and visual communication and promote the development of projects that address diverse approaches to successfully communicate complex ideas. A solid foundation in the visual arts and advanced coursework in art history and visual theory solidify the educational experience. Through the combined experience of professional practices, internships, senior project and exhibition, the students develop a cohesive portfolio for either admission to a graduate program or the pursuit of a career in the visual arts.

The BA in Applied Art & Design is a flexible, professionally-oriented curriculum for students who seek employment in a wide array of creative sectors including graphic design, illustration, advertising, computer graphics, animation, publishing, web design, and film/video. Students work in and across a wide range of disciplines including: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Digital Media, Sculpture, Film/Video, Installation, and Ceramics. The Studio Art concentration includes an embedded professional minor in Graphic Design, Marketing, Business, Information Technology, or Professional Writing to help prepare students for the working world.

The BA degree has concentrations in Graphic Design, Painting, Digital Media, and Film/Video.