Canvas to Career: Paint Your Path to Success in Millersville's Art & Design Department

Degrees: B.Des., B.S.E., B.A.

Turn your artistic talents into a career at Millersville University’s Department of Art and Design.

Utilize your talents in the study of ceramics, fine art metals, interactive and graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture. From our extensive art history library and expansive studios to state-of-the-art computer labs for graphic and interactive design, each of our art and design degree programs offers the tools and resources to advance your knowledge and build a successful portfolio.

Many of our graduates find employment in artistic industries and education, while others continue to renowned graduate programs. Under the guidance of our dedicated faculty, who are recognized experts in their respective fields, you'll gain confidence, knowledge and skills for a successful art career in fine arts, art education or graphic and interactive design.

As an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), our Department of Art & Design offers a diverse range of bachelor's, master's and certification programs tailored to meet your unique needs and goals. You'll graduate with a Bachelor of Art (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) or Bachelor of Design (B.Des.).

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What Will You Learn in Art and Design Programs?

Your course load within the art and design program will be completely dependent on your selected degree path.

Students who choose the Bachelor of Art (B.A.) path will pursue a traditional liberal arts degree. While developing intellectual and creative strengths, you can plan for a future career within the learning context of the visual arts.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree provides students with the extensive preparation needed to establish art-related businesses such as selling through art and craft shows, opening their own galleries, launching their own graphic and interactive design agencies or working as independent artists.

The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) in K-12 Art Education is one of our many renowned education programs. With Pennsylvania’s extremely high standards for teacher preparation, our graduates are heavily recruited both regionally and nationally.

The newest degree within Millersville University's Art & Design department is the Bachelor of Design (B.Des.), which aims to more accurately reflect the experiences and skills of students who progress through the current interactive and graphic design curriculum. Courses within that curriculum include experience design, kinetic design, web design, basic coding, interactive design and traditional graphic design.

Areas of Study in Art and Design

Our four art and design programs include:

“At Millersville — the classes they teach and what they put into their curriculum helps me make smarter choices and develop my style and my messages in my work”

- Blake Showers | BSE, Art Education