Art Program



Find Your Passion & Create What You Love
A degree in art at Athens State can help turn your creative passion into a rewarding career. With classes offered at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur, Alabama, our supportive faculty are dedicated to providing expert instruction and hands-on training to develop the skills you need to create your career and excel in the arts industry.

Art Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Fine Arts program provides a studio-based education in visual art and design at the undergraduate level. Prior to starting the program, the art department at Athens State will review your portfolio and transcripts, and together, develop a plan of study to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts within two years.

Specialized training and experience provided in an art degree program have become an industry standard and a highly sought-after degree. Along with core studio-based training, students will select one of four concentrations:

  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Multimedia Design

Students who complete the art degree program will have a deep understanding of the principles, techniques, and applications of art concepts. Along with developing the critical and analytical skills to conduct research and critique work on art issues, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the technology applicable to the design and creation of art-related work.

As part of their program requirements, Bachelor of Fine Arts students will complete an extensive practicum during their senior year designed to prepare them for employment, commissions, studio practice, graduate school applications, or other career opportunities.

Bachelor of Arts with a Minor in Education

Students interested in seeking licensure to teach art have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s of fine arts and pursue a minor in education. Along with introductory courses in teaching and education, students have the ability to take courses focused on art education. Our curriculum guide outlines both major and minor requirements for students interested.


Art with Minor in Education

Bachelor of Arts