Artist Painting

B.A. Art

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An Artist's Vision

Study the visual arts and develop the creative and intellectual skills to succeed in a variety of today‚Äôs global art and design careers. Gain a well-rounded liberal arts education focusing in art and design, where intensive studio instruction will help develop your technical skills in your emphasis of graphic design, interactive design, painting, sculpture, printmaking, or photography and digital imaging. 

Fast Facts

  • Broad liberal arts education with courses in art, humanities and languages compliment the studio experience.
  • Excellent starter degree for many graduate programs, including the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctorate in Art History, M.A. Fine Arts (Museum Management), M.A. Management, M.A. Art Criticism and Writing, and Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy.
  • Prepares you for advanced study in several other fields as well, such as the Master of Science in Information and Information Science, Master of Science in Library Science and Master of Business Administration in Arts Administration.
  • Gallery owner/operator
  • Art historian
  • Museum education coordinator
  • Art librarian
  • Community arts director
  • Art critic/reporter
  • Arts council director
  • Arts fundraiser
  • Grants specialist
  • Museum curator
  • Art appraiser


Potential salaries are based
upon Idaho averages for
Art historians.
Degree Roadmap Students who graduate with a degree in Art will complete 120 required credits toward their degree. Download a PDF of the requirements.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Art, we recommend you:
  • have an interest in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media
  • take courses in humanities, languages, and social sciences courses in high school
  • appreciate and have a broad-based knowledge of art

Professional Fee

per semester

Applies to full-time students, or those registered for a minimum of 12 credits. Confused? We've got an answer for you.

Technical Fee

per semester

This fee partially supports personnel as well as the equipment, tools and supplies that are available for our majors to utilize within their class work.
Scholarships The College of Art and Architecture awards more than $42,000 in scholarships each year. There are many scholarship opportunities to explore
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Internships Our strong industry connections create opportunities for internships with regional firms and other organizations. Our students have completed internships at:

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Public schools (teaching practicum required for art education majors)
  • Public agencies
  • Private firms in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design or graphic design
  • Art nonprofits
  • Community centers

Get involved with our clubs on campus. More information about our clubs and ways to get in touch are available here.

  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • American Institute of Graphic Artists
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Freedom by Design
  • Integrated Designers, Educators, and Artists
  • National Association of Educators of Art
  • New World Design Build
  • Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture
  • Student Congress of Art & Architecture
  • Visual Arts Community
  • Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Society