The BA in Art, Media, and Design offers a general curriculum with areas of concentration, which identifies and promotes continuing contact with the enduring values of our artistic heritage and the application of these values to the future. The educational aim of the department is to provide, through individualized mentoring, a foundation in project-based learning and studio art practice. The curriculum emphasizes fundamental artistic concepts through art making, problem solving, and experimentation in studio courses.
Three areas of concentration are offered: 1) A Studio Art concentration designed to develop artistic skills and abilities in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and digital imaging; 2) A Photography and Media Art concentration designed to develop artistic skills and abilities in photography, digital photography, video, and web art; and 3) A Graphic Art concentration designed to develop artistic skills and abilities in primarily two-dimensional media, focusing on an intersection of art and design which can include the following areas: photography, drawing, printmaking, text, digital imaging, web art, the graphic novel, and the artist book and poster.
Students majoring in Art, Media, and Design (BFA) and Art (BA) are restricted from earning this major.