The Art Minor is 19.5-credit open enrollment program. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for students enrolled in a liberal arts university to have a blended art experience based in critical thinking, theory, and practice. Course requirements have been designed to allow students with varying needs to access the program in an efficient manner for a wide range purposes.
BA Degree in Art
Visual Arts students in the BA program will develop a general competence in the understanding, appreciation, and practices of visual arts. The program is designed to serve students who desire a broader exposure to the disciplines within the visual arts. It serves those who plan to enter professions within this field or pursue other paths that require artistic skill and knowledge, clear thinking, intellectual maturity, and aesthetic awareness. The BA Studio Arts program seeks to establish and nurture habits of thought and appreciation that will provide a source of life-long personal satisfaction to the student.
The BA in Art is a highly interdisciplinary program encouraging students to combine varied disciplines and approaches to their creative and academic work. It provides a broad-based creative education including opportunities both in and outside of art while focusing on collaboration, innovation and creative problem solving. Students have access to our entire range of courses, faculty, disciplines, and scholarships as they build their course of study and complete their degree requirements.
Students pursue traditional art pathways or develop areas of focus moving fluidly between artistic practice, curation, education, business, relational aesthetics, and social practice. In addition, many students successfully leverage the liberal arts education received through an Art BA to professional goals in law, medicine, business, and other fields.
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BFA Degree in Art
The BFA program is a professional degree focused on developing artists who function at the highest of levels and preparing students for graduate work in art. The program is a vibrant community of students and faculty working together closely in a wide range of disciplines. Students develop fluency in the traditions of art while being pushed to experiment and develop strong conceptually grounded artistic voices. The department and BFA program have an open structure allowing students to move freely between disciplines while developing as artists. Students can focus on one area of exploration or can work out an interdisciplinary program of study. Disciplines include Ceramics, Figure, New Genre, Painting/Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Students have beautiful classrooms, labs, and studio spaces, enjoy access to our museum of art and work closely with faculty in small classes and a highly personalized and mentored environment.
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Art Education Minor
The Art Education Minor is a 24 credit program designed to complement a teaching major within another discipline. Many students take advantage of this minor since it adds an extra dimension to their teaching experience. The Art Education Minor gives students both art and art education experiences as well as practicum experiences in schools that focus on art education. An Art Education Minor gives students expanded teaching opportunities in schools as well as insight into curriculum integration with the visual arts.
K-12 Art Education BA
Students in the K-12 Art Education BA program develop curriculum and pedagogical skills in a variety of contexts. They fulfill all licensure requirements as required by the McKay School of Education and the Utah Office of Education. This program is designed to enrich and connect each student’s studio practices to their work as educators. The program aims to develop students of character who are thoughtful advocates for children and schools. Mentored research, rigorous study, and practicum experiences prepare students to engage in life-long learning within the arts and education.
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K-12 Art Education Licensure
The Art Education area also provides K-12 licensure courses for BA and BFA students in the Art Department, BA and BFA students in the Design Department and BA students in the Media Arts Department. This program includes art education methods courses as well as extensive practicum experiences in schools. Students seeking licensure take the introductory course, ARTED 276, Introduction to Art Education and Exploration of Teaching as a prerequisite to becoming part of this program.
BYU Department of Art
Provo, Utah 84602
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