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The Department of Art + Visual Studies provides an intensive education in the visual arts through a diverse and comprehensive curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree. The study of the visual arts is an essential component of a liberal arts education. The department meets the needs of students working to become exhibiting artists, computer graphics and animation professionals, art teachers or scholars generally educated in the arts. It also prepares students for graduate school studies or for a wide range of career choices in art-related professions. Students major in Art with a concentration in Studio Art or Computer Graphics. An Art minor is also available.

Programs of Study

(computer graphics & studio art concentrations)


Art Minor


Senior Exhibit Criteria for Art Majors

Students majoring in Art and are required to participate in the preparation and mounting of the Senior Exhibit at the J. T. Diggs Gallery during the senior year of study prior to graduation. Candidates must submit the requisite number of completed artworks and take part in exhibition activities as required and supervised by the Senior Exhibit Committee. It is strongly recommended that the works be representative of the broad range of media covered during the four-year course of study.

Accepted works must:

  • Exhibit an acceptable level of craftsmanship.
  • Demonstrate artistic, literary or political merit.
  • Fulfill one or more of these functions: to teach, decorate, inspire, give pleasure, convey beauty or provoke thought and discourse on important issues which confront us.