Art

This degree is for students who intend to go into primary or secondary art education, art history, commercial photography, or graphic design. Students interested in teaching art should also take course work in Valpo’s education department.

This degree program provides a broad arts education and gives students the flexibility to choose courses that best suit their interests. The curriculum includes course work in art history, studio art, digital art, and museum studies. The degree can be completed with 30 credits, allowing students flexibility to complete a complementary major or minor.

Students are encouraged to complete internships in the arts, but this is not a degree requirement.

B.A. students in art at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing global cultures and traditions.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Major

Bachelor of Arts – Art Major (Minimum 30 Cr.)

  • CVA 101: Ancient to Medieval Art History
  • CVA 102: Renaissance to Modern Art History
  • CVA 121: Drawing
  • CVA 125: Ideation
  • CVA 122: Painting
  • CVA 163: Photography
  • CVA 227: Figure Drawing
  • CVA 230: Graphic Design

Plus one course from the following (satisfies WID):

  • MUS 405: Arts and Entertainment Administration
  • CVA 472:  Screenwriting

Plus three additional CVA credits from the following:

  • CVA 222: Advanced Studio
  • CVA 292: Special Topics in Visual Arts (as approved for major)
  • CVA 324: Video Art
  • CVA 327: Advanced Figure Drawing
  • CVA 330: Graphic Design II
  • CVA 331: Web Design
  • CVA 386: Internship
  • CVA 390: Topics in Communication and Visual Arts 
  • CVA 392: Special Topics in Visual Arts
  • CVA 490: Topics in Communication and Visual Arts
  • CVA 491: Applied Topics in Visual Arts 
  • CVA 492: Special Topics in Visual Arts 
  • CVA 495: Independent Study
  • CVA 497: Honors Work
  • CVA 498: Honors Candidacy
  • CVA 499: Capstone Senior Project
Minor

Art Minor (Minimum 15 Cr.)

  • CVA 121: Drawing
  • CVA 122: Painting

One course from the following options:

  • CVA 101: Ancient to Medieval Art History
  • CVA 102: Renaissance to Modern Art History

Two courses from the following options:

  • CVA 125: Ideation
  • CVA 163: Photography
  • CVA 222: Advanced Studio
  • CVA 227: Figure Drawing
  • CVA 230: Graphic Design
  • CVA 327: Advanced Figure Drawing