Academic Programs

Art Education

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(B.F.A. concentration)

A combination of art and education courses helps student develop an artist-educator identity. Graduates are fully prepared to teach at any K-12 level or in museums, and some choose to pursue graduate programs for art therapy. This concentration is highly regarded with alumni teaching in school districts across the region and state.


Graphic Design

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(B.F.A. concentration)

The graphic design concentration encompasses the full scope of visual communication. Students learn how to create powerful images using a combination of illustration, typography, photography, and digital manipulation. Graphic design students develop the software skills and problem-solving skills needed to succeed in this exciting profession. Alumni are performing creative roles at Apple, EA Sports, Volvo, and at independent design and advertising firms.


Studio Art

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(B.F.A. concentration with specializations in interdisciplinary studies in art; or photography and lens-based media)

This concentration empowers students to experiment with a wide range of media including drawing, painting, watercolor, photography, ceramics,  animation, illustration, and sculpture. Students develop craftsmanship, technical mastery, and original ideas. Studio art students have opportunities to exhibit their work in juried shows, competitions, senior exhibitions, and other events..

(B.S. concentration)

The B.S. concentration in Studio Art allows students to combine studies in art with another field. Many choose related coursework in marketing, psychology, or media studies. Students graduate from this concentration prepared to combine their artistic skills with other interests.


Art History & Museum Studies

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(B.A. concentration)

The Art History concentration offers interdisciplinary studies of historical and contemporary objects, styles, and topics. Students develop strong research, writing, and analytical skills. The concentration prepares students for work in galleries, libraries, and museums and the pursuit of graduate studies in the humanities.


Master of Fine Arts

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(M.F.A. concentration)

In the MFA concentration in Studio Art, graduate students complete advanced studies to elevate their techniques, ideas, and creativity. Graduate students work in private studios, develop professional habits, and produce cohesive, complex bodies of work. Alumni are active as professional artists, college instructors, and other forms of work in the culture industry.