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Visual Arts Program

The Program of Visual Arts offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (art) as well as bachelor's degrees in art and art education. Students may also earn a skill-based certificate in a specific medium of visual arts. For a full listing of offerings and requirements please visit the online catalog.

Program Outcomes— After completing the Visual Arts major requirements, students will:

  • Demonstrate studio proficiency in hand crafted visual art production techniques.
  • Demonstrate studio proficiency in digital imaging and computer software production techniques.
  • Demonstrate methods of critical thinking through critique, compositional analysis, and interpretation of the elements and principles of design.
  • Demonstrate informed understanding and appreciation of the history of art, theories of art, and the role of art in education through written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in professional practices of visual arts documentation and presentation through portfolio production and exhibition.
  • Demonstrate leadership and self-directed learning through independent study, student research and internship.

Visual Arts Foundation Review

Apply by November 25th to begin in the following Fall
Apply by April 1st  to begin in the following Winter

All students hoping to major in visual arts are required to submit a portfolio of their foundation year work for review and acceptance into the program. To submit your work please scan, photograph and post your artwork to your Behance portfolio. Please make sure that you submit before the appropriate deadline to be considered.

All students Must meet with the Art Advisor and complete a major academic plan MAP before applying to the VA foundation review. Academic MAPS must be attached to the foundation review form and submitted to the Art Office located in MCK 185. Download Form.


Visual Arts Scholarship

Fall Deadline: The second Friday of August
Winter Deadline: The second Friday of November
Spring Deadline: The second Friday of March

The Visual Arts Scholarship is open to all students majoring in visual arts. Scholarships are awarded each semester. To apply for a Visual Arts scholarship please scan, photograph and post your artwork to your Behance portfolio. Please make sure that you submit before the appropriate deadline to be considered.


BFA Application

Apply one year before you plan to start your BFA. So if you plan on graduating or completing your final classes in Fall, you need to submit your Application for the BFA in the Fall of the previous year.

To apply for BFA Candidacy please scan, photograph and post your artwork to your Behance portfolio. Please make sure that you submit before the appropriate deadline to be considered.


Visual Arts Facebook Group

Do you want to keep up to date on current Visual Arts events? Join our Facebook group! It is an open group, please join in our community and share your visual arts related content.


Visual Arts Linkedin Group

Do you want to keep up to date on current Visual Arts events? Join our Linkedin group! Please join in our community and share your visual arts related content.