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Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Art Department offers training in fine arts, graphic design, illustration, computer graphics and art history. Instruction is personalized and designed to help students develop skills and knowledge in a liberal arts context while preparing for the complex and evolving world of art. Graduates prepare for careers in museums, teaching, advertising, public relations, illustration, mural painting and freelancing, as well as for graduate school. Students have the opportunity to specialize within a broad spectrum of preprofessional disciplines such as painting and drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and graphic design. Students electing a major in one of these specialties must complete 24 semester hours in related courses. Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art complete the general education requirements for all baccalaureate degrees, including PHIL 330 Ethics, three hours of a Multicultural Requirement (Courses from this list are noted in the major requirements below with an asterisk.) in addition to the following specific requirements:

Department

Visual Arts and Music Department

Degree requirements

The Columbia College Catalog outlines the courses you will need to take to complete your degree program. This includes required courses in your major and general education requirements, as well as elective classes you will select.

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Locations

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is available and is approved at the following locations. Some locations may require a combination of in-seat and online coursework. Select one to view the tuition rate.

Please note this degree program may not be able to be completed fully in-seat. A combination of in-seat and online coursework may be required.

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