The student majoring in Fine Arts must complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of art that includes 36 hours of core requirements and 24 hours of elective work at the 300 level or above. The curriculum includes a selection of courses that leads to a better understanding of the role of art in human history; a basic knowledge of visual principles, media, and techniques utilized in studio practices; and ample electives in art to enable the student, with faculty guidance, to select a studio area for advanced creative work. It should be understood that the degree offered is a BA degree in Fine Arts. In addition to the core curriculum, students wanting to concentrate in a specific area should select their 24 hours of elective work (300 level or above) from one of the following areas of concentration: Animation and Visual Effects, Art History, Graphic Design, and Studio Art.
Students completing the Graphics Design concentration program will be trained in the use of the various software and hardware necessary to get a creative job in the fields of graphic design and advertising. The Graphic Design curriculum focuses on developing basic design and color theory, as well as the use of typography and programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. A variety of electives help the graphic design students specialize in certain program and finish with a unique portfolio.