College of Arts & Science & University Studies
What Can I Do With a Major in Art?
The Department of Art offers two degrees through the School of Fine Arts. The Bachelor of Fine Arts is a professionally oriented studio degree that allows for concentration in one or more art disciplines. These include painting, printmaking, sculpture, metals, ceramics, fibers, fabric design, photography and graphic design. The Bachelor of Science in Art Education provides for certification to teach art in grades K through 12, as well as a broad based studio art background. Two Minor programs are available: the arts management minor, which is restricted to art majors and non-art majors from the School of Business only and the minor in art and architecture history, open to all majors.
A portfolio review is required for admission to the degree programs in art.
- Specialized skill in drawing
Facility in painting
Color sensitivity and an understanding of color theory
Self expression and idea visualization in various media
Problem solving and visual communication
Dextral ability in small motor skills
Visual and tactual sensitivity to 2D composition and 3D form and counterform
Understanding the elements of design
Knowledge of the historic tradition of art and design
Knowledge of contemporary approaches in art and design
- Fine Arts Related Fields
- Practicing professional artist
Practicing professional craftsperson
Gallery and museum work
Community arts administration and programs
Fine print press work
- Public/parochial schools
- Design Related Fields
- Graphic designer
Note: Some of the listed career options may require additional education and/or training beyond the bachelor's degree.
Opportunities - Graduate/Professional School
Graduate study is encouraged in most fine arts related studio areas as a means of developing and refining the artistic foundation established in the BFA Program. Attainment of the Master's Degree in Art Education is a desirable professional objective.
Opportunities - Facilities
The Department of Art maintains studios, galleries, lecture halls and classrooms in Hiestand Hall and the new Art Building; as well as the Rowan Hall Art Center. Advanced studios are well equipped to provide the best technical support possible. The Miami University Art Museum and the Art and Architecture Library in Alumni Hall are valuable resources for all art majors.
Opportunities - Student Organizations
- The Visual Arts Club
- Student Chapter of the Ohio Art Educators Association
- Department of Art (124 Art Bldg., 529-2900)
- * Curriculum Requirements
* Career Opportunities
- Career Services (200 Hoyt Hall, 529-3831)
- * Career Resource Center
* Career Counseling
* Career Assistance Center
* Computerized Career Development Program
* Dictionary of Occupational Titles
* Occupational Outlook Handbook
- School of Creative Arts (Joyner House, 529-6010)
- * Miami Plan Requirements
- * Course Selection
* Career Decision Making
Developed by the School of Fine Arts and the academic departmental offices with adaptations from Liberal Arts and Sciences - Skills - Career Opportunities, Career Planning and Placement Office, University of Michigan.