Visual Art and Studio Art
If you're interested in studying the practice of studio art, there are two degree programs--a BFA in Visual Art, and a BA in Art Studio--and a minor in Art Studio.
By pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art, you will be immersed in a program that is conceptually driven and holistic in practice. This degree focuses on the mastery of diverse technical skills, the development of dynamic visual communication across multiple media, and an understanding of contemporary art practices.
The Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio will allow you to explore a dynamic curriculum targeted at creating a professional ready for the modern economy. This degree is focused on producing creatives with flexible, career-ready skillsets with a comprehensive understanding of visual communication.
The Department of Visual Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery
Hobcaw Barony and Documentary Photography
Community and Public Art Projects
Coastal has numerous innovative and well-equipped art labs to help you sharpen a wide range of skills: from a bronze foundry to ceramics to a fabrication lab.
Drawing and Painting Studios
Visual Art BFA
After completing the Visual Arts Foundation Requirement (18 credits), students can apply for the BFA program in Visual Art by the Portfolio Entrance Review.
Art Studio BA
Minor in Art Studio
The minor in Art Studio has two tracks: one for Graphic Design majors, and the other for those outside art programs.
Art Studio for Graphic Design Majors
This 18-credit-hour minor is specifically designed for Graphic Design majors. As a Graphic Design Major seeking an Art Studio Minor, stronger technical and conceptual art-making skills are further developed in the medium of your choosing—ceramics, paintings, drawing, metals. The Art Studio Minor complements the skills acquired with a Graphic Design Major, giving your degree a competitive edge.
Art Studio for All Other Majors
The Art Studio Minor for all other majors can be earned with the successful completion of 18 credit hours, providing the student with a solid foundation in 2-D art, 3-D art, and drawing, followed by a couple of 200-level courses of the student’s choosing and from a variety of media. This minor can complement other majors, such as art history, management, education, or psychology, to name a few, and lead to careers in museum work, arts management, art education, or art therapy.
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