Curriculum: B.A. and B.F.A. in Art at Marylhurst
Graduates of Marylhurst’s art programs are prepared to contribute their art and critical thinking skills across a wide industry spectrum as a result of their interdisciplinary knowledge of art history and its context in social justice and politics.
Marylhurst art programs accept students each term (fall, winter, spring and summer) and are now receiving inquiries and applications for 2017.
Art Curriculum & Degree Requirements
As part of a Marylhurst art degree, you complete 180-quarter credits (through a combination of courses and by transferring in credits) to earn your B.A. or B.F.A. in Art.
B.F.A. in Art Curriculum
Marylhurst’s B.F.A. program offers an experiential curriculum that develops your capability to make and discuss art – vital skills for career advancement. Throughout your B.F.A. degree program, you will expand your skills in either contemporary painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture; complete an art portfolio; learn how to manage an art business; and how to present yourself within the art community.
As part of this fine art program, you will develop a cohesive body of work and present it professionally in the Art Gym (Marylhurst’s premier art gallery) with a CV and statement of creative research.
To define your career focus, choose courses outside of the art arena from Marylhurst’s diverse undergraduate programs.
B.A. in Art Curriculum
Hone your fundamental art skills and dive into concepts of contemporary art. Marylhurst’s B.A. in Art offers in-depth coursework focused on the history of art and architecture and incorporates practical skills related to the business management of art. Graduate with confidence in your art and critical discussion skills; necessary for networking and discussing art within the context of our dynamically changing society.
Course topics include (but are not limited to) two- and three-dimensional design, art & architectural history, drawing, video and sound, digital tools, and the intersection of art, aesthetics and politics. The curriculum prepares all art students for a career in the visual arts through the curation of a resume, portfolio, presentation skills and internship experience.
Focus your degree to support your individually defined art goals by selecting a concentration in Contemporary Painting or Interdisciplinary Studio Art.