About Our Academic Programs
The three primary department disciplines: Art, Architecture and Design, share a common focus on design, visual literacy, the creative process and the making of a built environment. The emphasis on design as a broad concept shapes student's aesthetic principles and initiates the structuring of their individual creative process.
To that end, the department offers undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degrees in four majors:
Minor programs are available in:
- Studio Art,
- History of the Visual Arts (for art majors and for non-art majors)
- Museum Studies,
- History of Architecture (for architecture majors and for non-architecture majors),
- Graphic Design, and
- Product Design.
Major Declaration and Registration
Individually Structured Programs
After earning a B.A. in art or architecture, you may pursue graduate work elsewhere and obtain a M.Arch., a M.F.A. in studio specialty, or a M.F.A. and M.G.D. in graphic communication, or pursue graduate work in museum studies. For example, students in architecture have done graduate study at Yale University, Harvard University, Penn State University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Calif.-Berkeley, University of Maryland, and Washington University – St. Louis. Students have pursued careers as architectural professionals, graphic designers, museum professionals and in urban studies, civil engineering, planning, and construction management.