Art/Visual Arts
New B.F.A. program offers two concentrations
Art/Visual Arts
New B.F.A. program offers two concentrations

Art/Visual Arts

The Art Department offers the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art, and Art Education; the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with two concentrations: Graphic Design/Photography or Ceramics/Sculpture; and the BFA in Visual Communications Design.

The Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate degree in the visual arts designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to a focused area of professional practice in art.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is the professional degree in the visual arts. The program offers students advanced learning experiences intended to prepare them for entry into professional careers in the visual arts and/or graduate study. Students in the BFA program may select one of two concentrations; Graphic Design/Photography or Ceramics/Sculpture

The BFA Degree in Visual Communications Design combines Graphic Design with Web Design and Animation to prepare students for diverse professional art careers that require skills in today’s technology as well as artistic vision.

The Art Department’s mission is:

  • to provide art majors, teacher licensure students, and art minors with engaging educational experiences designed
  • to prepare them for a variety of professional careers and continued learning in the arts;
  • to provide learning experiences in art to all students for general education and elective credit that promote creativity, individual aesthetic awareness, and knowledge of the roles that art plays in our culture;
  • to provide opportunities, through programs such as MHU’s Weizenblatt Art Gallery, for cultural enrichment and growth for all members of the university community by encouraging active participation in the art world as a meaningful way to embody the unique spiritual and human values inherent in the arts.

For details, contact the Dr. Rick Cary, Dean of Fine Arts and Professional Programs.