The art and design major is designed to provide students with a dynamic and comprehensive instructional program in the visual arts. Students may earn a B.A. in Art and Design with concentrations in studio art or graphic design. The art and design degree program prepares students for careers as freelance artists or for employment with public and private organizations in various industries.
What You'll Study
Gain solid grounding in the fundamentals of color, art history, photography, and other core courses in our art major. Then focus your work with the Graphic Design or Studio Art track. You'll also sample courses in the performing arts and humanities and attain foreign language competency for a well-rounded cultural arts education.
How You'll Learn More
Our on-campus studios (printmaking, drawing, painting, graphic design, ceramic, sculpture, and pottery), gallery, and museum-quality installations and traveling exhibitions let you connect with visual art every day. As an art major at NSU, you're a free member of Fort Lauderdale's NSU Art Museum, where you can visit the latest international exhibit, attend an art talk or show opening, or serve as a volunteer or intern.
Where It Can Take You
Multimedia artist. Illustrator. Photographer. Art educator or critic. Uncover your passion, refine your skills, and define your brand as a creative professional. Visual artists work across all industries, and the digital revolution has elevated and incorporated design into daily life. The world is your canvas.
Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.
Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.