Art and Design Academic Programs

Painting Studio


The School of Art and Design offers degrees in a variety of artistic disciplines. Each program is structured to cultivate a student’s intellectual and creative development in a stimulating and encouraging environment, enabling students to graduate with the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in the arts, arts education or further study at the graduate level.

The following undergraduate degree programs are offered at the WCU School of Art and Design:

Interior Design


Art Education : This program will prepare students as artist-teachers to meet the needs of diverse student populations. It begins with our B.F.A. degree and, if students want to further their education, they can explore our M.A. in Education or M.A. in Teaching degrees.

Graphic Design : Our B.F.A. in Art with an emphasis in graphic design focuses on developing students' critical thinking skills while exploring contemporary issues. Students develop a strong understanding of formal design principles, creative problem solving and fluency in multiple mediums.

Interior Design : Students will learn computer-aided drafting and design, space planning, problem-solving, lighting, and other relevant topics that lead to the creation of inspired spaces. Our B.S. in Interior Design includes a senior research project or internship and encourages related study abroad.

Studio Art : Our offerings in studio art include a B.A., a B.F.A and an M.F.A., a 60-hour terminal degree program offering the highest level of instruction in the visual arts.

Students who want a less intense involvement in Art or Design can complement their studies with an Art Minor, which requires 21 hours of approved art courses.

BA ART- Eight Semester Plan

BA in ART • Degree Checklist


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