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    Jul 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalogue 
2022-2023 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, B.F.A.

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Professor Theisen, co-Chair
Assistant Professor Rowan
Part-time Professor Davis

The Art and Design Department at Belhaven University seeks to help students develop the creative vision, aesthetic insight, technical skill, intellectual rigor, spiritual discernment, and work ethic necessary for the practice of visual art from a Christian worldview. The department also seeks to provide the campus and local community with opportunities to encounter and engage with works of visual art and their creators. Visual arts majors gain professional experience through participation in public exhibitions, including the senior show, as well as opportunities for internships.

The Art and Design Department offers a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a minor in both Graphic Design and Visual Art, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Art (Tradigital Studies). Visual arts majors (freshman and transfer) enter as BA candidates and are admitted to BFA standing upon successful completion of foundation courses with the permission of the faculty.


All Art & Design majors must enroll in ART105 - Practicum Seminar each semester that they attend Belhaven University.

78 hours to include:

Honors Program:

The Art and Design Department offers the opportunity to enroll in the following courses for honors credit: ART 360 , ART 361 , ART 362 , ART 365 , ART 460 , ART 461 , ART 462 , and PHI 275 . Other ART courses may also be considered for honors status subject to faculty approval. For honors program policies, see “Honors Program” found in the “Administration of the Curriculum ” section of the catalogue.


  • All incoming students will apply for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program. Students who would like to switch to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) can do so during their sophomore year based on faculty approval.


  • BFA Students are required to declare an area of emphasis (12 credits) from: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, or Photography


  • BFA students are required to mount a senior exhibition (solo or group).

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