The Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design prepares students for a range of creative careers. Beginning with strong foundational principles of design, students have a well-rounded course of study with photography, video, web design, and art history, and are then provided the flexibility to study in an area of their choosing. The degree is ideal for students who wish to double major or diversify their skills with additional minors and whose educational goal is a major in art and design that incorporates more substantive study in the liberal arts than the Bachelor of Fine Arts allows. Like the BFA program, the BA focuses on creativity, problem solving, project development and teamwork, and mastery of technique and craftsmanship, while providing the interdisciplinary perspective necessary to succeed in today's art and design fields.
Why Art and Design?
You will be taught by some of the most enthusiastic art and design practitioners with expertise across various fields, including web design, graphic design, photography, studio and digital art, fashion design and more. Their educational and professional backgrounds in the field will provide you with the most up-to-date strategies and approaches to various media, while the facilities you have access to will allow you to use the latest in hardware and software with our various computer labs and our new Makerspace. In these spaces you will have access to 3D printing, AR/VR equipment and software, laser cutters, CNC routers, and more. Coupled with the expertise of faculty who understand the ever-changing landscape of the industry, you will be prepared for the next step after graduation, whether that is a career in your chosen field or continuing your education in graduate studies.
48 credit hours
Foundation AAD 10050 Web Design I 3 AAD 10600 Design I 3 AAD 13000 Drawing I 3 AAD 13600 Design II 3 AAD 14000 Visual Storytelling 3 AAD 18101 Digital Photography I 3 ARTH 22200 History of Western Art to 1300 3 ARTH 22400 History of Western Art from 1300 3
One of the following options: AAD 12000 Digital Foundations 3 AAD 20300 Adobe Certificate in Photoshop 3 AAD 20400 Adobe Certification in Illustrator 3
One of the following options: AAD 10000 Introduction to Art and Design 3 FBD 20000 Introduction to Fashion Design 3