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Visual Arts Areas of Study

The Department of Visual Art offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in art. A concentration in graphic design is available for studio art majors and minors are offered in both art and graphic design as well.

The flexibility of the UMobile Visual Arts program allows students to focus on the areas that most interest them. During their junior and senior years, studio art majors and their professors will design courses that allow students to delve deeper into the mediums they prefer. Design majors will strengthen and build print and digital portfolios of work and complete real-world internships to prepare them for their future careers. Senior art and design students complete their course of study by producing and displaying a senior art exhibit of their work.

Requirements for a Major in Art:
A major in art consists of the following courses: AR 201, 221, 222, 223, 224, 310, 311, 321, 322, 341, 342, 420, and PY 412. Foreign language is required. Art majors are required to exhibit a collection of their work for a senior art show during their senior year.

Requirements for a Graphic Design Concentration:
Students are required to complete the studio art core AR 201, 221, 222, 223, 224, 310, 311, 321, 322, 341, 342, 420, and PY 412 as well as the following Graphic Design component AR 226, AR 300, AR 301, AR 302, AR 331, AR 401, and AR 402. Foreign language is required. A minor is not required. Art Majors with a concentration in Graphic Design are required to exhibit a senior design project during their senior year.

Requirements for a minor in Art:
A minor consists of 18 hours including the following courses: AR 201, 221, 222, 310, 321, and 341.

Requirements for a minor in Graphic Design:
A minor consists of 18 hours including the following courses: AR 221, 222, 226, 300, 301, and 302.

Courses

AR 201 Art Appreciation
AR 221 Fundamentals of Design
AR 222 Beginning Drawing Studio
AR 223 Three Dimensional Design
AR 224 Drawing II
AR 226 Intro to Graphic Design
AR 300 Typography and Page Layout
AR 301 Graphic Design Print Production
AR 302 Digital Graphic Design Studio
AR 310 Paleolithic to Renaissance
AR 311 Renaissance to Modern
AR 321 Beginning Painting Studio
AR 322 Intermediate Painting Studio
AR 331 Internship
AR 341 Beginning Ceramics
AR 342 Advanced Ceramics
AR 401 Web Design
AR 402 Portfolio Design
AR 420 Senior Studio