Students in the Art Department at Radford University develop skills in a variety of artistic media and disciplines in the visual arts. Undergraduate students may pursue a particular area of interest within two-dimensional or three-dimensional studio art, graphic design, art education, and art history and museum studies. The department also provides supportive course work for other departments and groups on campus, and cultural enrichment for the campus and the community. Students interested in pursuing art careers pursue coursework in such areas as drawing, oil and watercolor painting, graphic design, ceramics, jewelry and metalworking, photography, art education, and art history and museum studies.
Studio art, graphic design, art history, and museum studies programs prepare students for entry-level employment after graduation, for further education in graduate programs, or for internships in a variety of professional environments. The degree in art education prepares students for teaching art in elementary and secondary grades, and/or for entry into graduate programs in art education.
The Art Department offers four undergraduate degrees with different concentrations: a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a concentration in art history and museum studies, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a concentration in studio art, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with a concentration in either graphic design or studio art, or Bachelor of Science in Art with a concentration in Art Education (B.S.) degree. Art majors may also earn teacher licensure.
Students in any concentration within the art department must receive a grade of C or better in any course that counts toward the major. Courses receiving a D must be retaken.
Art History Minor
General Art Minor
The Department of Art offers a program leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in studio art. Students interested in Art Education at the graduate level can seek a concentration in Art Education through the Department of Education and Human Development. See the Radford University Graduate College for further information.