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Program of Study

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art at Athens State University certifies the completion of major study in the visual arts, which has been taken as an integral part of a general liberal arts degree program. The degree implies study indepth of a number of studio, art history, and graphic art courses. The student will choose from the Studio Arts Option, Computer Graphics Option or the Art Certification P-12 Option.

The Studio Arts Option allows students to combine two or more studio disciplines that, cumulatively, are the equivalent of one major. The flexibility of this program enables students to pursue studies in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, multi-media or printmaking to achieve objectives specific to individual, artistic goals. These goals are established through careful counseling with Athens State University faculty. Each student is assisted in setting up a well-coordinated, diversified program of fine art studies. The senior major exhibition culminates the study. This degree option is traditional, and opportunities following graduation include graduate school and professional artist.

The Computer Graphics Option allows students to effectively identify and solve meaningful problems using creativity and critical thinking with computer graphics. Emphasis for students is on real-world, commercial, practical projects. Students will invent a body of work that is beautiful and intelligent with a final portfolio that is engaging and imaginative. The senior major exhibition culminates the study. This degree option offers graduates the opportunity to freelance, enter the job market or matriculate to graduate school.

Additionally, the department offers enrichment courses for non-art majors, electives for the continued growth of artists, required art education courses and required humanities electives.


Art Majors
BA Art
BA Art with Minor in Education (Grades P-12)
BA Art - Computer Graphics Option
BA Art - Studio Arts Option

Art Minors
Art Minor
Art History Minor



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