A degree in art at Columbia College provides personalized instruction that is designed to help students develop skills and knowledge in a liberal arts context, while preparing for the complex and evolving world of art.
Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science in Art at Columbia College provides innovative and rigorous concentration in art history and various studio art courses. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Art complete 38-41 semester hours of general education requirements including, Philosophy 330: Ethics, and three hours of a multicultural requirement. In addition, 60 semester hours must be completed in art, 24 of which are elective art courses and at least 15 of these must be upper-level. Find out more about the Bachelor of Science in art.
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts in Art at Columbia College is designed to provide students with training in techniques and theory, as well as a thorough background in the history and criticism of art. Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Art complete 38-41 semester hours of general education requirements, including Philosophy 330: Ethics, three hours of a multicultural requirement and six hours of a foreign language requirement. In addition, candidates complete a minimum of 48 semester hours in art, 12 of which are elective art courses and at least six of these must be upper-level. Find out more about the Bachelor of Arts in art.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts at Columbia College is a highly selective degree program intended for students who plan either to pursue a professional career in art or prepare for graduate school. Students have the opportunity to specialize within a broad spectrum of pre-professional disciplines such as painting and drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking and graphic design. Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts complete the general education requirements for all baccalaureate degrees, including Philosophy 330: Ethics, and three hours of a multicultural Requirement. In addition, candidates complete 75 semester hours in art, 21 of which must be upper-level credit and 24 of which will be within the candidate's major. Find out more about the Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Associate in Arts
The Associate in Arts is designed for students working toward a baccalaureate degree. This degree provides the core foundation of general education courses needed to further pursue a baccalaureate degree or for career advancement.