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Undergraduate Majors

The University of Wyoming Department of Visual and Literary Arts offers five degrees within the Art and Art History Program:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a Concentration in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art Education

 

B.A. IN STUDIO ART DEGREE

The B.A. in Studio Art degree is available to students who are preparing for further studies or careers in the arts and arts-related fields, such as art education, graphic design, art therapy, illustration, botanical illustration and forensic illustration. Students work with their academic advisers to select courses from the USP and elective offerings to complement art studies in their areas of interest. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses taken to satisfy department requirements. Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition to the university requirement that degree candidates hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.000, degree candidates for the B.A. in Studio Art degree in the Department of Visual and Literary Arts also must have a minimum 2.500 overall cumulative grade point average and a 2.500 grade point average within all major courses at the time of graduation.

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B.A. IN STUDIO ART WITH GRAPHIC DESIGN CONCENTRATION 

Graphic designers explore a variety of communication issues that deal with diverse messages and audiences. Students interested in pursuing a career in graphic design and visual communication may declare the B.A. in Studio Art with a Concentration in Graphic Design. Students planning to graduate in four years must begin the sequence in the second semester of the freshman year.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses taken to satisfy department requirements. Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition to the university requirement that degree candidates hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.000, degree candidates for the B.A. in Studio Art degree in the Department of Visual and Literary Arts also must have a minimum 2.500 overall cumulative grade point average and a 2.500 grade point average within all major courses at the time of graduation. 

The graphic design/visual communication area provides students with a "human centered" approach to learning that challenges and nurtures them to think conceptually and prepares them to be flexible in an international community that is continually being influenced by new ideas, tools and technology. The visual communications center is a facility for undergraduate research that functions as a classroom, studio and high-end technology space and incorporates industry standard tools for graphic design, computer graphics and digital art exploration.

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B.F.A. IN STUDIO ART DEGREE

The B.F.A. in Studio Art degree is offered to outstanding students who are prepared for art studies, careers and professional activity beyond the undergraduate level. At least seventy-eight (78) semester hours are focused in studio and art history course work, while a minimum of forty-nine (49) semester hours are reserved for University Studies Program requirements. All B.F.A. in Studio Art students will be required to participate in the B.F.A. exhibition upon graduation.

All B.F.A. in Studio Art students are required to sign a contract that outlines deadlines and requirements for the B.F.A. exhibition. During the final year and in conjunction with the spring B.F.A. exhibition, students enroll two sequential capstone courses: BFA Capstone I (fall) and II (spring). If faculty deem their work insufficient, they reserve the right to exclude the work from the exhibition and withhold the B.F.A. degree.

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B.A. IN ART HISTORY DEGREE

The B.A. in Art History major offers students with a course of study that will provide depth and breadth in the history of art. Students will develop a broad understanding of world art, study the art of western and other global cultures in-depth, and explore the historiography and professional practices related to the field. Closely linked to the Museum Studies minor curriculum, the B.A. in Art History has a strong vocational application.  This degree provides preparation for entry into graduate school or for students who want to enter the work force after their undergraduate education. Students will have the experience and training to enter into the cultural sector (arts or archival management, non-profit work in the arts and humanities, etc.).

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B.A. IN ART EDUCATION DEGREE

The Art Education degree supports students’ development as reflective, innovative and engaged K-12 art educators. The curriculum encompasses extensive Studio Art competencies as well as studies in Art History and Professional Education. Art Education courses cover a variety of teaching practices and methods of curriculum development that include interdisciplinary, multicultural approaches to teaching and emphasize relevance to the lives of K-12 students and the realities of our contemporary world. In-class learning is augmented with firsthand teaching experiences in local and regional schools and includes teaching people of all ages in community-based arts settings. Upon graduation from our program, students earn Wyoming licensure for teaching K-12 Art.

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1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3138

Laramie, WY 82070

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