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 Deisng 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.
Art Major (B.A.): 51 hours to include:
BA students are required to participate in a senior exhibition, portfolio review, or complete an equivalent senior project as approved by the faculty.
Art Major (B.F.A.): 78 hours to include:
Up to 6 hours of courses in graphic design (GDS) may count toward the visual art major in the BFA program. BFA students are required to mount a senior exhibition (solo or group).
Minor in Art: 21 hours to include:
Visual arts majors are required to attend and participate in scheduled departmental meetings. Visual arts majors are responsible to read and abide by all departmental policies as described in the Visual Arts Department Studio Manual.
Art Major (Graphic Design) (B.A.) - 51 hours to include:
Graphic Design Major (B.F.A.) - 78 hours to include:
Art Major (Tradigital Studies) (B.A.) - 54 hours to include:
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