Art Education

Bachelor of Science in Art Education

Want to share your love of art with others? Through UVU's art education program, you can. The Bachelor of Science in Art Education prepares students to qualify for teaching licensure for 7-12th grade. Curriculum is designed to give students a background in general education, as well as secondary education. Students can also focus on a single studio area within visual arts such as painting/drawing, illustration, photography, graphic design or printmaking.

BS in Art Education, UVU Catalog

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Art History

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

Art history unlocks the understanding of visual culture, human achievement, and human expression. The art history program at UVU offers the opportunity of studying a wide range of artistic styles, movements, and trends from ancient cultures to the contemporary era. The Bachelor of Art in Art History degree helps students to prepare for an array of arts-related jobs, including art dealership, art directorship, and work in museums and galleries. It also provides the necessary foundation for graduate studies in art history, which in turn, helps students to prepare for a career in postsecondary teaching, museum curatorship, and museum directorship.

BA in Art History, UVU Catalog

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Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design

The Graphic Design program provides a detailed exploration of communication, form and expression through analog and digital methodologies. Students will be prepared to adapt to the change of the professional landscape as it continues to advance and develop. They will engage in critical thinking to communicate visually through rigorous research methods and to develop a personal process. The program provides exposure to the discipline through technical competence, investigation of theory and art history, collaboration, professional practice, play and conceptual thinking. These principles provide students with the ability to become creative leaders in a variety of disciplines within the design field. This competitive program prepares the students for the challenges of a design career and future graduate education.

BFA in Graphic Design, UVU Catalog

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Associates of Applied Sciences with an emphasis in Graphic Design

The Applied Associate in Science is a two-year work-ready degree that helps prepare students for entry level jobs within the Graphic Design industry. This degree and credits earned can be used to further their studies in a Bachelor of Fine Arts or other programs. Students are prepared to compete for production design/entry level employment at advertising agencies, design studios, in-house design departments, publishing firms, printing firms, and for freelance consulting work (self-employed).

AAS in Graphic Design, UVU Catalog

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Illustration

Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Illustration

At UVU, students in the illustration program benefit from interaction with instructors who are nationally known professional illustrators. The program is ideal for students wanting to pursue careers in traditional illustration, digital illustration or animation. In addition to working with faculty who are professionals in their fields, students have access to the best software in the industry. Courses in figure drawing, children's book illustration, anatomy and figure structure, flash animation, 3-D computer rendering and advanced illustration are just a few of the classes available to students. The courses offer a well-rounded and practical learning experience.

BFA in Illustration, UVU Catalog

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Associates of Applied Sciences with an emphasis in Design/Illustration

The Applied Associate in Science is a two-year work-ready degree that helps prepare students for entry level jobs within the Illustration industry. This degree and credits earned can be used to further their studies in a Bachelor of Fine Arts or other programs. Students are prepared to compete for production design/entry level employment at advertising agencies, design studios, in-house design departments, publishing firms, printing firms, and for freelance consulting work (self-employed).

AAS in Design/Illustration, UVU Catalog

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Painting/Drawing

Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing

UVU's painting and drawing students study, experiment, and develop skills in a range of media to create expression of ideas and emotions through 2-D art. Within the painting/drawing program, students emphasize one of four areas: drawing, watermedia, painting or printmaking. In their senior year, B.F.A. students receive one-on-one instruction from the professor of their choice. Students explore their personal artistic identity while learning the rigor and attention to detail needed to put together a solo exhibition as their culminating experience. Students are prepared to compete in the arts arena typically via self-employment by promoting their work through galleries, museums, exhibitions, and competitions. Other opportunities include arts administration, private enterprise, teaching K-12 art, and working in related fields in museums and galleries. Some students also choose to pursue graduate studies to further their development or to prepare them to teach in higher education.

BFA in Painting and Drawing, UVU Catalog

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Photography

Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography

In UVU's photography program, students learn by doing. With faculty members who are active photographers in the commercial and fine arts fields, the program is growing into one of the strongest in the state of Utah. Partnerships with local businesses, lectures by some of the biggest names in photography and on-site travel course experiences push students outside their comfort zone and expose them to a wide variety of photographic approaches and styles. Photography students have interned with leading photographers in New York and Los Angeles and traveled to countries such as Samoa and Ecuador in service-oriented programs. Students also have access to equipment, darkrooms and a studio, where they can experiment with lighting and processing techniques.

BFA in Photography, UVU Catalog

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Associates of Applied Sciences with an emphasis in Photography

The Applied Associate in Science is a two-year work-ready degree that helps prepare students for entry level jobs within the photography industry. These could include serving as a photographer's assistant, free-lance work in areas such as advertising, stock images, weddings, documentary, portraiture etc. Entry level jobs at in-house photography departments or studios are also possibilities. Students may also choose to promote their work to galleries, museums, exhibitions, commissions.

AAS in Photography, UVU Catalog

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Sculpture/Ceramics

Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Sculpture and Ceramics

If you like getting your hands dirty, a B.F.A. in sculpture and ceramics from UVU might be for you. UVU's program helps students build a strong foundation of design fundamentals, technical skills and the use of materials. Whether throwing clay on a potter's wheel or listening to a class lecture, students discover endless sources of creative ideas while taking courses in low-fire ceramics, mold making, casting, ceramic technologies and more.

BFA in Sculpture and Ceramics, UVU Catalog

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BA/BS in Art & Design

Bachelor of Science/Arts in Art & Design

A degree in art provides training in creative and critical thinking, problem solving and visual communication, providing a sound background for careers both in and outside of the arts. Students who elect to earn a bachelor of arts degree are required to complete a foreign language requirement, while those who earn a bachelor of science degree have the option to take more electives. These degrees allow students to explore a few areas within the department and gain a more well-rounded education in the visual arts.  Careers could include working with arts organizations, museums, or non-profit groups. While the BFA degrees provide specific professional training, Bachelor of Science/Art students who have taken a number of classes in a specific area may also be qualified for jobs in the fields of graphic design, photography and illustration, or opportunities to submit work to galleries, museums, exhibitions, commissions fairs and festivals.

BS in Art & Design, UVU Catalog

BA in Art & Design, UVU Catalog

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AA/AS in Art & Design

Associates of Science/Arts in Art & Design

A degree in art provides training in creative and critical thinking, problem solving and visual communication, providing a sound background for careers both in and outside of the arts. Students who elect to earn an associate of arts degree are required to complete a foreign language requirement, while those who earn an associate of science degree have the option to take more electives. These degrees allow students to explore a few areas within the department and gain a more well-rounded education in the visual arts.

AA in Art & Design, UVU Catalog

AS in Art & Design, UVU Catalog

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Minor

Art History Minor

Because art history is cross-disciplinary by nature, a minor in art history would complement almost any degree, whether within or outside of the arts. The minor requires 18 credits of art history courses, including the survey classes Art to and from the Renaissance, as well as four upper division electives, ranging from ancient to contemporary art history. The minor creates a more diverse skill set for students of the visual arts, as well as a more culturally rich educational experience for students outside of the arts.

Minor in Art History, UVU Catalog

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Certificate of Completion

Art & Design Certificate of Completion

The Art & Design Certificate of Completion provides basic instruction in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional approaches using both traditional and digital tools. This certificate is designed to build basic core skills for Art & Design. This could enhance abilities for someone working in a field that needs to better understand art to fulfill his/her responsibilities. Students can also use this certificate as a stepping stone to both 2 and 4-year programs within the Art & Design department.

Art & Design Certificate of Completion, UVU Catalog

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