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Degrees

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a 50-hour degree, designed to provide the students with a strong foundation in the visual arts. The degree is made up of a 34 hour core of art classes, including drawing, design, color theory, painting, art history, three-dimensional media, and visual aesthetics. During their capstone Senior Seminar, the students prepare their portfolios and Senior Shows. The 34-hour core is complemented with 16 hours of art electives, where the students may concentrate in an area, or take courses covering a broad range of media and/or art history. Students may also pursue undergraduate, or graduate, teacher licensure.

The catalog descriptions and course requirements can be found in the HU Catalog.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Department of Art & Design offers three Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees. All three share a 34-hour core of art classes, including drawing, design, color theory, painting, art history, three-dimensional media, and visual aesthetics. During the capstone Senior Seminar, which is part of the art core, the students prepare their portfolios and Senior Shows. The 34-hour art core provides the foundation for a concentration in one of three specialty areas; Graphic Design (78 hours), Painting (75 hours), or Three-dimensional (76 hours). In order to prepare for the challenging job market and/or pursue graduate study, the BFA degrees are designed for students desiring more in-depth academic experiences in their chosen area.

The catalog descriptions and course requirements can be found in the HU Catalog.

Sample schedule for graphic design pdf

Note that it is a sample and is provided as a suggestion/help for students planning their semesters. Courses may close or fill up, requiring an adjustment to what a student may register for in any given semester.

Minors

The Art Minor (18 hours) is available for a variety of students needs, including those with a passion for visual art, but who also find themselves attracted to another major. The Art Minor provides the students with a studio drawing class and a design class where they gain fundamental drawing skills and a working knowledge of the language of art. The Art Minor includes 12 additional elective hours in art, selected from a wide range of studio and art history courses.

The Art History Minor (18 hours) is available for students who want to dig deeper and understand more about great works of art and design and how they are situated in the historical narrative. This is a great minor for English and History majors and, with some careful advising, can further strengthen the art history knowledge of art majors, as well. 

The Graphic Design Minor (21 hours) is available for students who desire the skills of a graphic designer, but are pursuing a major in another discipline. The Graphic Design Minor provides the students with two drawing classes, a two-dimensional design class, four graphic design classes, and an additional graphic design or color theory class. With these courses, the student will be comfortable working on graphic design projects, or communicating with professional graphic designers.

Art as a Secondary Teaching field is a great second area for education majors who major in a field outside of art. The addition of a second teaching field increases your marketability, especially in smaller school districts that have limited resources to hire specialists in every area.

The catalog descriptions and course requirements can be found in the HU Catalog.

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