The College of Arts and Sciences offers an undergraduate major in Fine Arts that offers an inter-disciplinary global approach that reflects contemporary art practices. Studio courses in ceramics, design, digital imaging, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture enable students to become mature artists in command of diverse materials and capable of expressing an individual view. Capacity for heightened perception and imagination is combined with an awareness of visual elements, principles of design, artistic statement, and criticism.
Classes in art history treat art objects as historical documents related in subject, style, technique, and material to other works of art and interpret their context and purpose. Courses range from contemporary, international, and regional artistic expressions to those of ancient America, Africa, and Asia.
Individualized instruction and advisement are offered by dedicated faculty who view themselves not only as teachers, but as practicing artists and publishing scholars. The major enables students to become confident artists and gives them the creative problem solving skills and broad intellectual background sought by professional schools and cultural institutions. With the expanding use of the arts in contemporary life and the heightened visual awareness of our society, the employment outlook for Art majors continues to be promising.
Before graduating, each student will produce and document a final B.F.A. thesis exhibition.
Special Admissions Requirements
All students are admitted conditionally. The art faculty members monitor and evaluate student rpogress continuously. All art students will have a mandatory portfolio evaluation after 1 year of enrollment. The portfolio evaluation will include a review of the student’s art work by the faculty of the program. The portfolio should include work that best demonstrates artistic development and potential to succeed in the art program. The format for the portfolio can be found on the College of Arts and Sciences website at http://http://www.govst.edu/Academics/Colleges_and_Programs/College_of_Arts_and_Sciences/Division_of_Communication_Visual_and_Performing_Arts/Art/Art,_Bachelor_of_Fine_Art/.