About the Program
What You'll Learn
Art Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts is the most intensive degree in fine arts offered at Westminster College. With this course of study, you’ll be introduced to various art forms, as well as choose an area of emphasis in either painting and drawing, pottery, photography or studio arts. In this studio-heavy program, in addition to gaining an appreciation for the cultural significance of visual expression, you will get the personal attention and gain the experience that you need to develop a strong body of work. You’ll spend most of your time making your own art, with plenty of opportunities for feedback from your teachers and fellow students.
- If you intend to become a serious professional artist, continue the study of art in graduate school, pursue one of the many careers in art, or simply devote yourself to your artwork to make your portfolio as strong as it can be, the BFA is for you.
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in art offers a good balance between the study of art and liberal education. In this major, you will be introduced to a variety of disciplines and ideas. Because this course of study includes many hours of elective classes, you will choose from several fine art studio classes to personalize your experience. Although not as rigorous as the BFA, the BA strongly emphasizes studio arts in a supportive and nurturing environment to help you develop your artistic skills.
- If you’re looking for a degree in Art as part of a double major or if you want a well-rounded degree that will give you the opportunity to explore your artistic interests, the BA in art from Westminster is a good choice.
Experimental Photography, Landscape Painting, Primitive Pottery, Printmaking, and Earthworks of the American West are some of the coursed you can take in this program.