Bachelor of Arts in Art

A Bachelor’s in Art gives you a well-rounded liberal arts education, teaching you to perceive the world around you through the lens of visual communication.

Arts and Sciences

Department of Art

Make your mark on the world

Self-expression is a foundational aspect of being human. And art is one of the most beautiful and enduring means of communication. So, how do you want to express yourself? It’s alright if you don’t quite know yet. The aim of our Art program is to both train you in creative disciplines and help you discover your own style. You have the opportunity to explore a range of mediums, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and fibers. In other words, we have every crafty combination of artistic courses you could ever want. Get ready to make your mark on the world!

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Credits 126
Careers
  • Art Director
  • Art Therapist
  • Art Teacher
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Financial Aid

The average undergraduate student award is $16,603.

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Program Overview

As an Art major, you'll expand your artistic vision through a wide range of coursework that will challenge you technically and creatively. You’ll take 25 required credits in fundamental art classes like drawing, color, art history, and aesthetics (the stuff that everyone who is serious about art has to be aware of.) But after that, you get to choose what really interests you. We’ve got plenty of options to pick from and you’ve got 15 credits worth of courses to fill with whatever aspect of art inspires you! To give you every opportunity to develop your abilities, we’ve partnered with Washtenaw Community College (WCC), which offers excellent additional facilities.

What to Expect

By the time you leave this program, you will be well versed in creating unique and technically-advanced visual designs. You will have experience working with both 2D and 3D forms of media. In addition to enhanced and sharpened design skills, you will have the analytical skills necessary to communicate ideas and understand contemporary culture. Being able share thoughts without words is what makes art so powerful! Toward the end of your studies, you will assemble a professional portfolio to share with future employers.

Locations
  • Ann Arbor

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