Art & Design - Undergraduate Degrees

INSPIRATION • CREATIVITY • INNOVATION • PASSION

Whether you are pursuing a bachelors degree in art or design, Millersville University has options for everyone.  Although the BDes is specific to studying graphic and interactive design, the BA, BFA and BSE degree permits students to focus in the studio area of their choice.  Concentration areas are available in ceramics, drawing, fine art metals, interactive and graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Choose the path that inspires you!

Why should I study?  What will I learn? What career opportunities are there? How can I get involved?

ART I BACHELOR PROGRAMS

Art & Design Cutsheet
BA - Bachelor of Art in Art (120 credits)

Curriculum Forms:  GENERAL ED REQUIREMENTSBA DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 
COURSE SEQUENCE:  BA Course Sequence Sheet or  BA (I&G) COURSE SEQUENCE SHEET

This BA in Art is a traditional liberal arts degree, which allows students to develop intellectual and creative strengths and plan for future careers within the visual arts.  Individuals in this degree program develop their skills and knowledge through selected courses in general education, studio art, and art history. Students can explore a wide range minors including Business (Marketing), Industry and Technology (Printing Industry), and Psychology. Note: BA Art students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in their major. 
 


BFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (126 credits)

Curriculum Forms: GENERAL ED REQUIREMENTS , BFA DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 
COURSE SEQUENCE: BFA Course Sequence Sheet or BFA/BSE (Duel Major) Course Sequence Sheet 
Note: "ADDITIONAL BFA & BDES REQUIREMENTS" AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Due to the extensive preparation, this degree is considered the "professional" art degree and prepares students to pursue a career or establish their own businesses in art. Graduates may sell their work through various art and craft show circuits, open their own galleries, accept freelance work for clients, or start their own graphic design agencies.  Additionally, this program prepares students who wish to continue their education and acquire MA (Master of Art) or MFA (Master of Fine Art).  Note: BFA Art students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in their major. 


BSE - Bachelor of Science in Education in Art (129 credits)

Curriculum Forms: GENERAL ED REQUIREMENTS , BSE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
COURSE SEQUENCE: BSE Course Sequence Sheet OR  BFA/BSE (DUAL MAJOR) COURSE SEQUENCE SHEET

The BSE in Art Education program is designed for students who aspire to become art teachers. Upon completing this program, our graduates are eligible to be certified to teach students grades K-12 in the state of Pennsylvania. Students must complete four art foundation courses consisting of both Drawing 1 & 2, as well as 2- and 3-Dimensional Design, and four art history courses.  To gain a broad background, art education students must take courses in a variety of studio areas. Studio experience is blended with education coursework to ensure well prepared professional teachers enter the field upon graduation. The education courses are offered within the art department as well as courses within the College of Education and Human Services. Students pursuing a BSE can elect to also simultaneously pursue a BFA. By meeting the requirements of both degree programs and earning 150 credits, students will earn a BSE and BFA degree at graduation. Completing both degrees mandates the completion of additional studio art courses which enhances students’ confidence in the classroom as well as their marketability.  Note: BSE Art Education students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0. 

DESIGN I BACHELOR PROGRAM

Bachelor of Design - Cutsheet
BDes - Bachelor of Design (120 credits)

Curriculum Forms: GENERAL ED REQUIREMENTS,  BDES DEGREE REQUIREMENTS,
COURSE SEQUENCE:  BDES COURSE SEQUENCE SHEET 
NOTE: "ADDITIONAL BFA & BDES REQUIREMENTS" AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

The Department of Art & Design at Millersville University offers a Bachelor of Design (BDES) degree, majoring in Interactive and Graphic Design. Interactive & Graphic Design as a discipline has radically changed and has opened up more opportunities for students to learn and design with new technology. By keeping current with technological demands placed on the discipline, graduates with these skills will support an educated workforce that is prepared to contribute to Pennsylvania's economic vitality and supporting the ability for the commonwealth to compete globally. For additional information, please visit millersvilledesign.com. Note: BSES students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in their major.