Undergraduate students may choose between two degrees: The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is a liberal arts degree with three distinct areas of study: Art History, Art Education, and Studio Art. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) is a professional degree with emphases in drawing and design, fibers, graphic design, painting, print & photo media, and sculpture & metalsmithing. With an additional 21 hours of study, students may obtain teaching licensure (certification) with the B.F.A. An undergraduate degree in art opens many doors. Graduates of the Art Department are employed in area schools, museums, and corporations. Others pursue graduate study in art history, art education, fine arts, design, and architecture, in addition to other professional fields where an ability to see, think, and write critically is especially valued. The vast majority of graduates from our Teacher Preparation Program secure teaching positions across the Commonwealth.
Graduate study in Art is through the M.A. in Humanities program in the College of Arts and Letters, which will offer a track in Art beginning in Fall 2011. For more information contact Anne Muraoka.
Old Dominion University, Art Department, Visual Arts Building, Room 203, 49th Street, Norfolk VA 23529 757.683.4047