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Art, Media, and Design (BFA)

​The Art, Media, and Design BFA program will expand your artistic potential in studio-specific courses in art, photography and media art, and graphic art practice.

Learn the historical and experience the creative possibilities of visual culture through individualized mentoring and a focused foundation in studio art practice. You’ll also learn fundamental artistic concepts through project-based learning, problem solving, experimentation in studio courses, and the development of your artistic voice.

You’ll work closely with faculty who are practicing artists in dedicated art studios on campus.

Depending on your interest, you’ll spend time in photography dark rooms, wood and metal workshops, and in studios in the following art areas: sculpture, printmaking, video, photography, digital photography, graphic art, painting and drawing.


Sample Courses:

  • Color Theory and Application
  • Digital Photography
  • Experimental Video Art
  • Figure Drawing in Context
  • History of Animation
  • Making Comics
  • Painting
  • Photojournalism
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Web Art and Design

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Graphic Art. Choose an area of specialty in: photography, or drawing/painting and printmaking, sculpture, or intermedia (video and Web art)
  • Photography and Media Art. Choose an area of specialty in: photography, graphic art, intermedia (video and Web art), or digital photography
  • Studio Art. Choose an area of specialty in: drawing/painting and printmaking, graphic art, sculpture or digital imaging

Major RequirementsSchedule of ClassesDepartment Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Graphic design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Curatorial work
  • Exhibit design
  • Archival work
  • Print publication layouts and design


91 percent of 2017 Art, Media, and Design graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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