Undergraduate Degrees in Arts


For those students interested in a career in art, there are numerous undergraduate degrees that can open the door into this rewarding field. Undergraduate degrees in animation offer courses in computer animation, 3D modeling, art history, figures and motion, film studies, interactive media, technical writing, and drawing. These programs normally culminate in a senior project involving a portfolio of your work. Students interested in the art of fashion might consider an apparel and fashion design bachelor degree, which will teach you the techniques and best practices that are practiced in the fashion design business. Courses include clothing construction, design concepts, design patterns, product development, merchandise promotion, and computer-aided design. For those students that want to receive a more targeted education, specialties exist in sportswear, children’s clothing, and intimate apparel.

Degree Description

Undergraduate degrees in the arts often require students to take a certain minimum number of their total degree credits from coursework in subject areas associated with the arts, such as: computer animation, creative writing, drawing, film production, visual effects, animation, graphic design, illustration, interior design, music, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and more. Some schools give their students a broad education in many disciplines of liberal arts such as: language, literature, humanities, mathematics, history, physical sciences, and social sciences. However, typically students are required to take courses in liberal arts and art/design, theory, and criticism. Curriculums give students an understanding of the arts in relationship to other areas of human achievement. Upon graduation, students have a solid understanding of the complex ways in which art and design inform and shape society.

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Undergraduate Schools

Earning an undergraduate degree, either an associate's or a bachelor's, from an accredited college or university may open many doors to new opportunities. The following schools offer undergrad degree programs across a wide array of subjects, including business, education, healthcare, art, and more.

Colorado Technical UniversityAssociate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD Degrees. At Colorado Technical University, students receive a personal commitment to learn advanced topics in technology and engineering during their focused undergraduate and advanced degree programs. Graduates are able to achieve success in a variety of technology industries.

Liberty UniversityAssociate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD Degrees. Established by the late Reverend Jerry Falwel in 1971 as Lynchburg Christian Academy, Liberty University is the leading undergraduate evangelical Christian university in the United States. It's motto: "Training Champions for Christ."

Saint Leo UniversityAssociate's, Bachelor's, and Master's Degrees. With more than a century of educational know-how at its fingertips, Saint Leo University's online degree programs utilize more than 90 undergraduate and graduate faculty members. Faculty is trained both in academia and real-world, practical setting, and is made up off "committed teachers, experienced practitioners, and distinguished scholars."

American Intercontinental UniversityAssociate's and Bachelor's Degrees. When developing its online model, American Intercontinental University took the idea of small in-person class sizes online. Online program courses range between 15 and 30 students each, with students receiving direct personal attention from instructors and advisors, as well as closer interaction with fellow students.

Purdue UniversityAssociate's, Bachelor's, and Master's Degrees. Purdue University enjoys a good repuation as one of the leading universities in online education. Degrees from Purdue are available in a wide variety of fields, ranging from nursing to business to technology, and more.

Walden UniversityBachelor's, Master's, and PhD Degrees. Offering accredited online degree programs in criminal justice, science, business, health, nursing, and more, Walden University is an ideal candidate for any working professional looking to advance his/her career to the next level.

Grand Canyon UniversityBachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate Degrees. Grand Canyon University is a small, nondenominational Christian university located in Phoenix. GCU offers both online- and campus-based undergraduate degree programs in business, education, nursing, entrepreneurships, and liberal arts. GCU also boasts an NCAA Division II athletic programs.

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