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B.A. in Art and Design

Art is essential, and you want to create it. Find your path into professional studio art or graphic design with a bachelor's degree in art and design. Develop your understanding of various art forms and movements, and discover your signature style or technique. Your vision could change the way people see the world.

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.

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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 College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.

See the entire program at a glance. The four-year plan of study will assist you in planning your future at NSU. It presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career. 


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