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.
Est. time to complete:
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
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
Professional artists/art practitioners
When You Major in Visual Arts
A Visual Arts degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
Adobe Creative Suite
UND Visual Arts Major Alumni
Visual Arts alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
Arkansas Tech University
Art Materials, LLC
Basis Independent Schools, LLC
Visual Arts Courses You Could Take
ART 114. Visual Persuasion. 3 Credits.
An introduction to basic principles of visual perception and interpretation, with emphasis on visual theories, cultural influences, historical and ethical perspectives. This course will provide an overview of ways in which visual elements are used to communicate and influence meaning, as well as provide students analytical tools to advance visual literacy. F,S.
ART 204. Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing. 3 Credits.
This studio course is an investigation into the tools, techniques, and processes fundamental to the designing and fabrication of contemporary wearable and non-wearable art executed predominantly in precious/semi-precious metal. The principles will be practiced and studied through individual projects, leading to proficiency for the making of body adornments, holloware, and simple fabricated objects. Appropriate art safety instruction will be included. F,S.
ART 250. Intro to Ceramics: Handbuilding. 3 Credits.
Introduction to ceramics techniques. A beginning course for majors. Proficiency in the basic hand forming processes and glazing techniques and an understanding of the clay and firing processes are achieved through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and readings. Appropriate art safety instruction will be included. F,S.
ART 273. Intro to Graphic Design. 3 Credits.
An introduction to the art, language, key elements, theory and practice of graphic design. This course will focus on the integration of type, imagery and spatial relationships in design. Students will be introduced to the conceptual design process, communicating with clients, high quality crafting and production. Appropriate art safety instruction will be included. F,S.
ART 230. Intro to Drawing. 3 Credits.
Study and application of different drawing media, methods and techniques. Appropriate art safety instruction will be included. F,S.
ART 272. Digital Foundations. 3 Credits.
Introduction to the principles, techniques and history of digital media. This course will instruct in the application of computer software. Appropriate art safety instruction will be included. F,S.
UND Visual Arts
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