Visual Arts (B.A. or B.F.A.)
Unleash your creativity and prepare to make your mark as a visual artist.
Art has the power to express values, shift perceptions and influence emotions. With a bachelor’s degree in visual arts from UND, you’ll be equipped to put your talents to work in the world.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
- 120 (major), 21 (minor)
Why Study Visual Arts at UND?
The Visual Arts program at UND immerses you in creative work in your medium of choice. In partnership with innovative faculty and talented classmates, you'll explore how we perceive, create and interpret visual information. You'll graduate prepared for a fulfilling career as an artist.
Visual Arts majors choose from the following tracks:
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - Designed for students with particular talent, the B.F.A. provides an intensive concentration in visual art in preparation for graduate study or a career as a professional artist.
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - The B.A. offers a flexible approach to the visual arts major. With fewer studio requirements, the B.A. includes additional study in the liberal arts and can be customized to fit your interests.
We also offer a minor in Visual Arts.
Leaders that Do
Students at UND take chances, seek challenges and become leaders that do.
Present your work at art exhibits locally and nationally
Work closely with professional artists with industry experience
Learn from internationally recognized artists through our Visiting Artist Program
Enjoy access to our 35,000-square-foot Hughes Fine Arts Center
The world needs artists now more than ever. A B.A. or B.F.A. from UND prepares you for careers ranging from teaching art to young children to running your own studio.
Recent graduates have gone on to graduate studies in visual arts or launched careers as:
- Professional artists/art practitioners
- Art educators
- Museum/gallery curators
When You Major in Visual Arts
A Visual Arts degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Adobe Photoshop
- Graphic Design
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Creative Suite
UND Visual Arts Major Alumni
Visual Arts alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Apple, Inc.
- Arkansas Tech University
- Art Materials, LLC
- Basis Independent Schools, LLC