Art encompasses how we create, see, think, feel, and experience. Art captures what it means to be alive in a particular place, time, culture, mind, and body. Students in art courses learn how to create images and objects that express personal, cultural, or commercial ideas. They connect with and respond to influential artists, designers, and thinkers from diverse cultures and historical periods, and they explore human themes like beauty, politics, and identity. By making, interpreting, and analyzing art, you gain ways to know yourself, express ideas, and understand people and cultures, of today and yesterday.
The Art Department offers three undergraduate degrees with five different concentrations: a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art with a concentration in art history and museum studies, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Art with a concentration in studio art, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art with concentrations in art education, graphic design, and studio art. Students in the art education concentration may also earn a K-12 teaching license in visual arts. All art students in the Art Department develop skills in diverse disciplines and explore a variety media, including drawing, painting, watercolor, photography, ceramics, sculpture, animation, and graphic design.
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, B.A. (E, A, L)
Art, B.F.A. (E, A, L)
Art, B.S. (E, A)
Art History Minor
General Art Minor
Graphic Design Minor
Museum Studies Minor (L)
The Department of Art offers a 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.