The Bachelor of Arts in Art degree at the University of Mount Union provides students with the essential skills, tools, and resources needed for personal interpretation and artistic expression. The mission of the department is to develop, produce, and maintain a curriculum that enables students to acquire a broad knowledge of an array of art disciplines.
When pursuing a degree in art, students can choose from three different concentrations: studio, graphic design, and art education. All three concentrations share a basic foundation of art courses before advancing to the classes designed specifically for that particular area of study. A major in art will provide an excellent basis for further study leading to a career in fine or applied art, or for an advanced degree leading to teaching, and the department has also initiated a program that meets the requirements for a multi-age teaching license.
Art Major Quick Facts
The art degree requires 76-80 total credit hours of coursework with 44-48 (depending on the concentration) taken in the major and 32 taken in general education courses. The University’s general education program, the Integrative Core, allows students to explore areas of study outside their field of interest while developing essential leadership and communication skills that employers value.
In addition to required coursework, the art program also offers a variety of hands-on learning opportunities:
- Students can join Kappa Pi, the honorary art organization on Mount Union’s campus
- Art majors can submit work to Calliope, Mount Union’s student-led literary and art magazine
- Students’ work can be featured in student showcases in our art galleries on campus throughout the year