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BA in Visual Art

As a visual art major pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, you will achieve a comprehensive education in studio art and art history. The academic course catalog outlines the studio and art history requirements.

During your first two years at MVNU, you will complete the foundation program including introductory studio and art history courses.

In your junior and senior year, you will have the opportunity to focus more intently in a specific area of concentration such as, but not limited to:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
  • Multimedia

You will receive an individual studio space during your senior year to produce work for your senior exhibition graduation requirement. One-on-one instruction from award winning professional art faculty during Senior Project, along with intensive studio group critiques, help prepare you not only for your senior exhibition in MVNU’s professional gallery but also for graduate school application.

MVNU art students have successfully continued on to graduate school with scholarship.

BA in Visual Art and Graphic Design

Some students choose to pursue a vigorous but satisfying double major in visual art and graphic design. This intensive program includes art, design, illustration, and computer design courses along with two Senior Project exhibitions. Choosing this path prepares a student not only for graduate school possibilities but also for the workforce in many venues.

To find out more about the Graphic Design Department please visit the MVNU Graphic Design page.

BA in Art Education

Students pursuing a teaching career for grades K-12 complete most of the same degree requirements as a BA in Visual Art with the exception of Senior Project and exhibition, which is optional. Along with the art requirements, students complete the education curriculum implemented by the state of Ohio and administered by our excellent education faculty. We have an outstanding record of job placement for our art education students.

Art History Minor

Students not majoring in a BA in Visual Art may pursue a minor in art history.

Visual Fine Art Minor

Students who desire to have some exposure to studio courses in fine art may choose this minor to augment their major. Many graphic design majors select this as their minor.

Graphic Design

Graphic design is the way art interfaces with everyday life. Students enjoy the challenge of communicating visual messages in a "client/audience" setting. While the foundations of graphic design lie in creative thinking and strong visual decision-making, the computer has become the major tool in its creation.

Students majoring in graphic design can choose one of two tracks: Visual Art or Communication.

BA in Graphic Design (Visual Art Track)

This track is for the person who would like to do graphic design work as the main part of their work after graduation.

BA in Graphic Design (Communication Track)

This track is for the person who creates graphic design, but also is involved in writing, editing, marketing, and other skills related to the graphic design process.

Graphic Design Minor

Students not majoring in a BA in Graphic Design may pursue a minor in graphic design.

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