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Art and Design Academic Programs

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The School of Art and Design offers degrees in a variety of artistic disciplines.

Each program is structured to cultivate a student’s intellectual and creative development in a stimulating and encouraging environment, enabling students to graduate with the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in the arts, arts education or further study at the graduate level.


BFA Art Education Emphasis  This program will prepare students as artist-teachers to meet the needs of diverse student populations. It begins with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Art Education and, if students want to further their education, they can explore our M.A. in Education or M.A. in Teaching degrees.

BFA Graphic Design Emphasis Our Bachelors of Fine Arts with a emphasis in graphic design focuses on developing students' critical thinking skills while exploring contemporary issues. Students develop a strong understanding of formal design principles, creative problem solving and fluency in multiple mediums.

Interior Design


BS Interior Design Students will learn computer-aided drafting and design, space planning, problem-solving, lighting, and other relevant topics that lead to the creation of inspired spaces. Our Bachelor of Science in Interior Design includes a senior research project or internship and encourages related study abroad.

BFA Studio Art Emphasis  Our offerings in studio art include a Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in ceramics, painting and drawing, photography, print and books arts, and sculpture.

Bachelor of Art Allows students to gain a foundation in both studio art and art history, and then select a variety of upper level elective courses, focusing on their own areas of interest.

Minor in Art Students who want a less intense involvement in Art or Design can complement their studies with which requires 21 hours of approved art courses.


Master of Fine Art A 60-hour terminal degree program offering the highest level of instruction in the visual arts.

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