Today’s ever expanding visual world is in increasing need of educated, visually trained professionals, whether as designers, teachers, artists, museum professionals, consultants, or for the many other professions that require creativity, visual acuity, and problem solving skills.
To meet these increasing needs the Baylor University Department of Art offers students both a BA or BFA (the professional undergraduate degree) in Studio Art with separate concentrations in seven area:
Minors are also available in studio art.
The Baylor program in Studio Art provides:
• A Strong Foundation in the creative, technical, and historical aspects of the visual arts.
• Core Courses focus on developing strategies for creative problem solving with an emphasis on drawing from observation.
• Upper level courses build upon Foundations and emphasize the development of critical thinking skills and visual literacy.
• All Studio Concentrations provide for comprehensive research into historical traditions and contemporary approaches, the pursuit of technical mastery, and the understanding of a medium’s expressive potential.
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written, are emphasized.
• Small Class Size: Low ratio of students to faculty provide for personalized attention and faculty accessibility.
• State-of-the-Art Facilities and Equipment.
The Department of Art also offers a unique program for Art History and Studio Art majors. The Allbritton Art Institute focuses on 19th and 20th century European and American artists and provides 100% funded field studies once a semester. These field studies allow students to observe and analyze artwork firsthand. Recent destinations have included New York City, Amsterdam, Boston, and Vienna.