The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art program provides a broader, more extensive approach to the study of visual arts. Through historical research and expository writing students gain knowledge of art and design while still working and creating in a studio environment. The BA degree can be the gateway to a career that is enhanced by an understanding of visual design or an entree into graduate studies.
The Bachelor of Arts in Art at Watkins College is an alternative route to the study of the visual arts, allowing the best of both a traditional education and studio art courses. Working in concert with the General Education Curriculum the BA program provides the student with a rich critical matrix to understand developments in the arts.
The Bachelor of Arts in Art degree program works in concert with the General Education Curriculum to provide the student with a rich critical matrix to understand developments in the visual arts. This degree is structured around a broadly based framework in the humanities from which students can pursue a concentration in one or more of the disciplines represented by the BFA degree programs. The program will also prepare students to apply for graduate work in a wide variety of areas, knowing that they have an intellectually diverse background to meet the challenges of the Twenty-First Century.
Concentrations: Photography- The Photography Concentration provides the student with ample background knowledge in the history of photography as well as a basic set of photographic skills. The photograph has become the lingua franca of our media age.
Film & Time Based Media- The Film and Time Based Media Concentration introduces students to the history of film and allows students to consider ways in which the fourth dimension can become a powerful investigative tool in the hands of the artist. It also emphasizes ways in which time can be used in non-cinematic and cinematic contexts.
Painting & Drawing- The Painting and Drawing Concentration provides the student with a full range of skills to make additions to the rich history and cultural complexity of this tradition. Students will also investigate museums and galleries in the city and region.
Drawing & Printmaking- The Drawing and Printmaking Concentration allows students to explore and develop a comprehensive approach to understanding, defining, and making prints.
Ceramics & Sculpture- The Ceramics and Sculpture Concentration allows students to investigate the artistic potential of this three-dimensional medium using both additive and subtractive methods as well as mold making. Students will explore materiality of clay and glass along will become familiar with key artifacts and movements in this growing fine art area.