You know, not all schoolwork involves crunching numbers and pouring through dense textbooks every night. It can be fun, too. In the Department of Visual Arts (DOVA), you are encouraged to express yourself and harness your own creative problem–solving abilities. While in the art department, you’ll experience painting (Picasso never worried about paint on his clothes, why should you?), photography, drawing (but if naked bodies freak you out, stay far away from Figure Drawing), graphic design, art history, ceramics and many other disciplines.
The Department of Visual Arts (DOVA) is housed in a new, state–of–the–art (pun fully intended!) facility, is ran by experienced professors (all of whom are practicing artists), and provides a great opportunity to work hard, get creative, and release some of that pent up energy and frustration (thanks boss!).
5 Clues You Might Be An Art Major:
1) You are the foremost expert in macaroni art.
2) Thanks to the kids, your fridge is now an art gallery, and you are its curator.
3) You reward yourself by watching Bob Ross on TV during the day.
4) You wish scrap–booking could be a career.
5) You marvel at the inherit beauty of a perfectly engineered tower of dirty dishes in the kitchen sink, and are moved as warm tap water slowly and elegantly cascades from the crowning Sippy cup, down and around the abundance of mucky utensils, and into the pedestal–like cereal bowl which, though still half–full, glistens a pale pink, colored by the presence of soggy marshmallows… or something like that.
Degrees / Programs Available:
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA):
- Art Teaching—provides a depth of knowledge for prospective art teachers
- 2D Media—for artists interested in painting, drawing, or printmaking
- 3D Media—for artists interested in ceramics, sculpture, or small metals/jewelry
- Photography—provides technical and artistic expertise in both digital and analog imaging
- Visual Communication—for artists interested in the graphic design profession
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts (BS or BA)
- Art Teaching Composite (requires a teaching minor)—for prospective teachers who feel they might need a greater breadth (as opposed to depth) of knowledge
- General Art—a generalized education that focuses on foundations and provides more breadth of knowledge
For more information about Visual Arts degrees, visit the DOVA website below.
Depending on your chosen program, visual art majors can be employed as self–sustaining artists, professional photographers, graphic and web designers, arts administrators, teachers, and many more.
Advising / Contact:
For those students interested in studying in the Department of Visual Arts, consult with Outreach Coordinator/Advisor Lydia Gravis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 626–7689.
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