Art Fundamentals

Artists are imaginative, talented and creative people who communicate their ideas, thoughts and feelings through art.

Strong foundation in the visual arts prepares you to pursue one of two degrees:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (fine art, graphic design, digital imaging, photography or three-dimensional mediums)
  • Bachelor of Arts (art history, art studio or art education) with three options for specialization:
    • studio art
    • history of art
    • art education with licensure in P-12 art education

Our Faculty

  • are practicing artists, designers and scholars
  • exhibit works regionally and nationally each year
  • are commissioned to create public art, book illustrations, commercial photography, digital imaging and other forms of art

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Experience

Experience various areas of art firsthand through our 40 studio labs:

  • ceramics
  • digital imaging
  • sculpture
  • professional and fine art photography
  • drawing
  • metalsmithing
  • jewelry
  • printmaking
  • painting
  • illustration
  • graphic design

You will have the opportunity to exhibit work and see that of other students as well.

Real-world Experience

You are encouraged to gain practical professional experience through internships and independent study. As an intern, you will work as a professional in a studio, gallery or art department in an organization.

Art Student Organization 

Interact with other art students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Student Art League 

Sample Curriculum

Bachelor of Fine Arts (to come)

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