Art - Visual Arts (ART)

Professor Thiesen Co-Chair

Assistant Professor Rowan

Part-Time Professor Haien


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:

  1. Required Major courses - (45 hours)
    1. 27 hours of foundation courses (ART 120-121, 125, 128, 240, 250, 280 and 130-131)
    2. 6 hours of art history (ART 360 and 461)
    3. 3 hours of aesthetics (PHI 275)
    4. 3 hours of senior seminar (ART-401)
    5. 6 hours of Graphic Design courses (GDS 110 and 112)
  2. Western Art courses - (3 hours)
    1. ART 361 or 460
  3. Art Studio Electives - (3 hours)

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:

  1. Required Major courses - (51 hours)
    1. 27 hours of foundation courses (ART 120-121, 125, 128, 240, 250, 280 and 130-131)
    2. 12 hours of art history (ART 360-361 and 460-461)
    3. 3 hours of aesthetics (PHI 275)
    4. 3 hours of senior seminar (ART-401)
    5. 6 hours of Graphic Design courses (GDS 110 and 112)
  2. Art Theory courses - (3 hours)
    1. ART 362 or 462
  3. Art Studio Electives - (24 hours)


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:

  1. Required courses – (6 hours) ART120, 130,
  2. Art History elective – (3 hours) from ART 360, 361, 460, or 461
  3. Art electives –  (12 hours) ART electives

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:

  1. Required Courses (42 hours)
    1. Foundation courses (18 hours) -  ART 120-121, 125, 128, and 130-131.
    2. Graphic Design courses (24 hours) - GDS 110, 112, 114, 210, 211, 300, 320, and 440.
  2. Additional Courses (9 hours)
    1. Art/Design History (6 hours) – Choose from ART 360, 361, 365, 460, or 461
    2. GDS 400 or 488 (3 hours)

Graphic Design Major (B.F.A.) - 78 hours to include:

  1. Required Courses (60 hours)
    1. Foundation courses (18 hours) -  ART 120-121, 125, 128, and 130-131.
    2. Graphic Design courses (30 hours) - GDS 110, 112, 114, 210, 211, 310, 320, 412, and 440
    3. Business (3 hours) – BUS 327
    4. Art/Design History and Theory (9 hours) - GDS 300, ART 461, PHI 275
  2. Additional Course (3 hours)
    1. Art/Design History and Theory – 3 hours from ART 360, 361, 365, or 460.
  3. Studio Electives (15 hours)
    1. ART studio courses (200-level or above) to include ART 240 and 241 

Minor in Graphic Design: 24 hours to include ART120 and 130 and GDS 110, 112, 114, and 210.

Art Major (Tradigital Studies) (B.A.) - 54 hours to include:

  1. Required Courses
    1. Foundation courses (24 hours) - ART 120-121, 125, 128, 130, 131, 250, and 280
    2. Art History (3 hours) – ART 360
    3. Graphic Design (27 hours) - GDS 110, 112, 114, 210, 240, 300, 320, 440, and 488


Honors Program: The Visual Arts Department offers the opportunity to enroll in the following courses for honors credit:  ART 360, 361, 362, 365, 460, 461, 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. 


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ACC - Accounting
ART - Art
ASM - Actuarial Sciences
BHA - Health Administration
BIB - Biblical Studies
BIO - Biology
BUS - Business
CAS - Child Advocacy Studies
CES - Classical Education Studies
CHE - Chemistry
CJU - Criminal Justice
COM - Communication
COS - Council Studies
CSC - Computer Science
CWR - Creative Writing
DAN - Dance
DMA - Digital Media
ECO - Economics
EDU - Education
ELT - English Language Teaching
ENG - English
ESL - English as Second Lang
FAM - Family Studies
FLM - Film Production
FRE - French
GDS - Graphic Design
Geography
GER - German
GRE - Greek
HIS - History
HNS - Honors
HPE - Health and Physical Ed
HUM - Humanities
ICS - Intercultural Studies
IDS-Interdisciplinary Studies
IST - International Studies
LDC - Leadership & Coaching
LDS - Leadership Studies
MAT - Mathematics
MML- Ministry Leadership
MUS - Music
NUR - Nursing
PHI - Philosophy
PHY - Physics
PSC - Political Science
PSY - Psychology
REA - Reading
SAM - Sports Administration
SCI - Science
SCM - Supply Chain Management
SMA - Sports Management
SME - Sports Medicine
SMT - Sales Management
SOC - Sociology
SPA - Spanish
SPC - Speech Communication
SPE - Speech
SWK - Social Work
TDS - Tradigital Studies
Teaching English as a Second Language TESL
THE - Theatre
WVC - Worldview Curriculum
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