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Art & Art History

Art & Art History Programs

Kevin Shook with student

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) involves a course of study emphasizing extensive professional preparation in studio art. The BFA degree provides the foundation necessary for students interested in the serious pursuit of studio art production and art-related fields of employment. The BFA is also the degree for students interested in pursuing post-graduate study leading to the terminal degree (MFA) in studio art.

The Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in studio art involves a strong concentration in studio art and art history but allows for a broader spread of course work in disciplines outside the field of art. The BA in studio art is commonly paired with the degree programs in education for students wishing to teach art at the elementary and/or secondary school level.

The BA in Art History involves a course of study emphasizing extensive professional preparation in the field of art history. This degree provides the foundation for students interested in the serious pursuit of art history and art historical fields of employment such as art conservation and curatorial positions within museums and galleries. It is also the degree for students interested in post-graduate study leading to the terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Art History.

For more information, including a course listing, see the Birmingham-Southern College Catalog.