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Areas of Exploration

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Art may select an emphasis area as a specialization to their Art Degree.

The Department of Art & Creative Media offers the following areas of emphasis:

Art History

The BA in art history lays the foundations for careers in teaching, research, and curating at schools, galleries, museums, auction houses, libraries, archives, non-profit organizations, and commercial businesses.

The emphasis challenges students to examine political, economic, and cultural factors involved in the production and reception of art and architecture. It encompasses a breadth of geographic regions, time periods, and media with a particular focus on the arts of the Americas and cross-cultural exchange.

Coursework, internships, and other opportunities provide students with first-hand experience handling works of art and organizing exhibitions.

Creative Media

The program integrates arts research with broad-based studio art training into a substantial liberal arts education. It is appropriate for students who seek a general liberal arts degree that is enriched by studio education in the visual arts.

Art Education (K-12)

A degree program designed for students who seek to become Art Educators for K-12 systems. The program includes a general studio education in the visual arts, a substantial study in the liberal arts, and an extended minor program in K-12 education.

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