Jun 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

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Art, B.A.

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The B.A. in Art program allows you to take a number of elective general education courses while focusing your study in the visual arts. This degree is designed for students who have a general interest in the visual arts, but want a less specialized education in the arts. This program focuses on both the applied studio arts and developing an understanding about how contemporary art functions in society today.

Career Paths

Students who include a significant amount of studio work in this program could be prepared to work as studio artists. For the most part, artists work collaboratively, and traditional career opportunities include regular exhibitions in commercial galleries, public or private commissions, and consultation work. Students will also be prepared for careers in galleries, non-profits, conservation, art handling, publication and museums. Internship programs help students prepare for these careers and give them connections in the global art market. The B.A. in Art will also prepare you for graduate programs in art-related disciplines; it meets the art prerequisites for our graduate art therapy counseling program. (See M.A. in Art Therapy Counseling  page for complete prerequisites.)

Program Learning Outcomes

Students with a B.A. in Art will be able to:

  1. Produce artworks using skills and concepts of contemporary art practices.
  2. Critically discuss their artwork and the artwork of others. 
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of art history and its context in social justice, politics and other interdisciplinary studies.
  4. Develop a cohesive body of work and present it professionally in a portfolio with a CV and statement of creative research.
  5. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of careers in the global art marketplace. 

Summary of Degree Requirements

Major Requirements 64 credits
Marylhurst Core Requirements
Note: Creative Arts satisfied within the major.
40 credits
General Electives 76 credits
Total credits required for degree 180 credits

Major Requirements

Coursework with a grade less than C- will not be applied toward any major requirement.

Total for the Major: 64 credits

Interdisciplinary Studio Art Concentration

Complete two of the following sequences (24 crs. total): 

Choose one of the following courses:

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