The fine arts program is designed to develop the student of art into a professional working artist or designer. With the degree, depending on the student's area of emphasis, the student may pursue a career I areas such as painting, sculpture, pottery or illustration.
The student's education is founded on a wide range of study, including studio drawing, painting, art history, visual aesthetics, design and color theory. They may also elect courses in, among others, printmaking, ceramics, weaving, computer graphics, watercolor and art history. Two of our bachelor of fine arts degrees, one in three-dimensional work and the other in painting, afford the students opportunity to do advanced preparation for their career or graduate school.
Academic advising is a crucial part of getting the most from your time as a fine arts major at Harding. Plan to schedule an appointment with one of the fine arts advisers two-weeks prior to registration week in both fall and spring semesters. Make sure you check for holds on your accounts that might delay your registering for classes. Registering as early as your classification allows ensures that you get the best schedule. Classes fill up fast–register quickly. You will most likely need to rearrange courses due to closed classes along the way.