As a Marylhurst art student, you complete an art curriculum that provides fundamental skills and dives into concepts in contemporary art. Marylhurst’s art curriculum has in-depth coursework in art history and incorporates practical teachings in the business management of art. Learn critical discussion skills necessary for networking and discussing art.
The B.A. in Art program accepts students each term (fall, winter, spring and summer) and is now accepting inquiries and applicants for 2017.
Art Curriculum & B.A. Degree Requirements
To earn your B.A. in Art from Marylhurst, you will complete 180-quarter credits (through a combination of courses and by transferring in credits). The degree requirements feature three main areas:
Major requirements (81 credits)
Course topics include (but are not limited to) design, art history, drawing, photography, digital arts, color, three-dimensional design and art studio. All art students also complete a capstone project within their senior year to add to their professional portfolio.
Marylhurst core requirements (54 credits)
Complete fundamental coursework focused on the applied liberal arts such as communication skills, critical thinking, writing, problem-solving and leadership.
General electives (45 credits)
Choose courses outside of art from Marylhurst’s diverse undergraduate programs to further support your individual career focus.
Interested in combining your art skills with the field of therapy? Marylhurst offers a master’s program in Art Therapy Counseling. As an art student pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Marylhurst, you can take a select group of courses in psychology and art therapy to prepare for admissions into the master’s program.
Transfer in Your Previous College Credit
Most of Marylhurst’s incoming students transfer in college credit from either community colleges or another four-year institution. The average credits transferred is about 45-to-50 credits and many students enter the university with the majority of their MU Core requirements completed.
The average time to complete the B.A. in Art program is three years. Marylhurst is a degree completion institution meaning most of our students enter our university with some previous college credit, reducing the investment of time and financial resources necessary to earn their degree.
View a SAMPLE DEGREE PATHWAY for the Art program that shows you classes in the program and how (over a few terms) you can complete this degree.
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