Majors in Art

  • Professor Steve Loar's art class on masks and mythology

    LOVE ART, LEARN ART, LIVE ART:   Whether you want to create original works, teach art to children, or be an art historian, your professors will help you realize your vision.

    Ideas Inform Creativity: Choose the Ones That Shape Your Future

    You come to the Art program with a portfolio that often represents years of work. But that's just a beginning. Course by course, year by year, our faculty and your peers will challenge you in ways you can't imagine to help you fully realize your artistic potential.

    BA in Studio Art

    • Develop your creative and expressive abilities
    • Choose your studio art: graphic design, painting, ceramics, drawing, metals, sculpture, and woodworking. 
    • Specialize in one studio area

    BFA in Studio Art

    • Open to those on a BA in Studio Art track, following BFA sophomore review
    • Three tracks available:
      • Two-Dimensional Emphasis:  Includes drawing, graphic design, and painting
      • Three-Dimensional Emphasis: Includes ceramics, jewelry and metals, wood and furniture design, and sculpture
      • Individualized Studio Emphasis:  Build a degree program to meet specialized, individual needs.

    BA in Art History

    • Discover the culturally and ethnically diverse world of art
    • Acquire critical thinking, research, and writing skills
    • Understand the terminology and methodology for various approaches to art historical inquiry
    • Learn how to conduct art history research through independent investigations

    BSEd in Art Education 

    • Acquire the foundation and skills needed to gain certification to teach K-12 art in Pennsylvania
    • Learn about contemporary theory and practice in studio art, art history, criticism, aesthetics, culture, and pedagogy
    • Explore a variety of areas of study, including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, metals, painting, sculpture, and woodworking