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Visual Art and Culture Undergraduate Program

Engaging with art and its contexts

The BA in Visual Art and Culture offers a well-rounded liberal arts education. Learn to communicate your ideas effectively in visual, verbal and written form.

Major Options

Option

Art history and visual culture

Examine visual culture and history from a range of perspectives. Hone your research and interpretive skills.

Option

Museum studies

Explore interpretive and exhibition strategies, the history of these institutions, and the foundations of museum functions.

Option

Studio art

Develop fundamental abilities in visual language and expression in one or more media. Build your technical skills and understanding.

About the visual art and culture major

The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art and Culture offers options in studio art, art history and visual culture, and museum studies. The BA is a well-rounded liberal arts education intended to provide the student with a breadth of experience and understanding, and a solid grounding in the visual arts. In engagement with a range of critical and theoretical methodologies, students learn to analyze and discuss works of art while becoming familiar with visual traditions from around the globe and across history.

Careers and outcomes

Depending on your course work and track option, your possible careers include:

  • Education
  • Research 
  • Museums/galleries
  • Artist
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cultural institutions, non-profits, advocacy

With appropriate graduate study:

  • Higher education
  • Art curation and registration 
  • Art librarianship 
  • Art law
  • Art conservation and restoration
  • Visual resources management
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Historical preservation

Immersive academics

Get ready to meet your next mentor. You’ll be prepared, confident, and ready for your career.

Helping you succeed

Make a smart investment in your future. Access financial aid and friendly support.