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Program at a Glance

College of Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts & Design, Schl of
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Note: Although the School maintains a computer lab for student use, students must have continual access to a laptop computer. Contact the School for the minimum hardware and software specifications. The School affirms that a theoretical and working understanding of the historical meanings and studio applications of the human image are critical in the education of Visual Art and Art History students. To develop such an understanding, Art courses often utilize images of clothed and unclothed human figures and, in certain studio classes, live nude models.

Admission Requirements

  • All students in this program must satisfactorily complete the mandatory Studio Art Portfolio Review before enrolling in portfolio restricted Studio Art courses.
  • Students who do not pass the Studio Art Portfolio review should meet with an SVAD Advisor to discuss their options.
  • Note: One-on-one portfolio reviews are not possible due to the large number of received portfolios.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000- 4000 level courses taken from the School of Visual Arts and Design.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each course used to satisfy major requirements.
  • Co-op credit cannot be used in the major.
  • Students should consult with their SVAD advisor each semester.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
November 1
March 1
July 1
November 1
March 1
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September 1
January 1

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Career Opportunities

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  • Art Directors
  • Art/Design Teachers
  • Curators
  • Environmental Design
  • Gallery/Museum Assistant
  • Industrial/Manufacturing Designer
  • Muralist
  • Professional Artist/Illustrator
  • Public Artist
  • Theatre/Film Set Artist/Designer

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