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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All courses offered face-to-face on Ann Arbor's campus.

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Program Overview

Our bachelor’s in art gives you a well-rounded liberal arts education, sharpens your perceptual and expressive skills, and prepares you to pursue your studio interests in a range of art-related vocations. Our goal is to prepare you in creative disciplines and to help you discover your own voice. 

You will take 25 credits of required coursework to give you a firm foundation in drawing, color, design, art history, and aesthetics (the stuff that everyone who is serious about art needs to be aware of). Once completed, you get to choose what aspects of art to focus on. We’ve got a variety of art classes to choose from and you have 15 credits worth of courses to fill before you complete your bachelor’s in art. Choose whatever 2D or 3D electives inspire you.

What to Expect

By the time you finish your bachelor’s in art, you will have refined your artistic skills creating original designs, manipulating imagery, and applying design principles to visual communication. 

As you develop your unique artistic style, you will have a clearer understanding of how your artistic talents make a difference in the world, and how to use your bachelor’s in art degree. 

You will also have an opportunity to assemble a professional portfolio highlighting your best work. To give you every opportunity to develop your abilities, we’ve partnered with Washtenaw Community College (WCC), which offers excellent additional facilities.

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