People with creative imaginations make art to express beauty, emotion, world views or any of a multitude of concepts and ideas. Art is painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, digital graphics and many other ways of expression. Art attracts people who create it, write about it, teach it and take it to new levels.
If you are passionate about the world of Art, Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia, can expand your knowledge and enhance your talents with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Art, offering two areas of emphasis:
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Art majors follow an interdisciplinary curriculum with both traditional and online courses that are rigorous and relevant. Class sizes are kept small so bachelor’s degree students receive in-depth instruction and plenty of personal attention.
The BA program at Marshall consists of two areas of emphasis: Art History and Visual Art and Design. Both BA programs require a minor outside the School of Art & Design as part of BA coursework. The purpose is for students to diversify their interests and discover parallels between their major and minor areas of study.
Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center (VAC) is a six-story 66,000-square-foot building housing the Art Education, Art History, Fibers, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography and Printmaking programs of study. The ground floor of VAC features retail space and a 2,200-square-foot gallery with 150 feet of linear display space.
The School of Art and Design is also located in the Art Warehouse. The 15,000 square foot Art Warehouse houses the Ceramics and Sculpture emphasis areas.
Art majors have the opportunity to see and experience works of art and display their own creativity in Marshall University’s own Art Galleries right on campus. These include: Birke Art Gallery, Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery, and Gallery 842.
Several art students have participated in Marshall University’s Creative Discovery Summer Research Scholar Award. Students recognized for this award receive a $4,000 stipend and the opportunity to work over the summer with an Art faculty mentor. Many Art majors also take independent study courses with faculty to develop their artistic skills and talents. Graduating capstone students in the
- Art Director
- Craft & Fine Arts
- Fashion Designers
- Floral Designers
- Graphic Designers
- Industrial Designers
- Interior Designers
- Special Effects Artists & Animators