Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art
The undergraduate major in Art offers a wide range of courses. Studio courses in ceramics, design, digital imaging, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture enable students to become mature artists in command of diverse materials and capable of expressing an individual view. Capacity for heightened perception and imagination is combined with an awareness of visual elements, principles of design, artistic statement, and criticism.
Classes in art history treat art objects as historical documents related in subject, style, technique, and material to other works of art and interpret their context and purpose. Courses range from contemporary, international, and regional artistic expressions to those of ancient America, Africa, and Asia.
Individualized instruction and advisement are offered by dedicated faculty who view themselves not only as teachers, but as producing and exhibiting artists and publishing scholars. This undergraduate major enables students to become practicing artists and gives them the broad intellectual background sought by professional schools, cultural institutions, and the business community.
With the expanding use of the arts in contemporary life and the heightened visual awareness of our society, the employment outlook for Art majors continues to be promising.
Programs and Events
- Illinois Community College Juried art Exhibition
- 17 College/University Art Consortium
- Visual Arts Gallery Exhibitions
The Art of the Kuba Exhibition
Program Fact Sheet
To view the program fact sheet, please go to BFA in Art Fact Sheet
Since GSU is an upper-division and graduate institution, our students are all transfer students. Therefore, we have developed articulation agreements
to aid in the seamless transition from the area community college to GSU. The articulation/transfer guides can be found