Art students graduating from Florida Atlantic University have established careers as photographers, ceramicists, printmakers, painters, sculptors, and graphic designers. They have taught the fine arts and art history in colleges and universities, after advanced studies, as well as in grammar and secondary schools. They have been involved in Art in State Building projects and worked as museum directors and gallery personnel. They handle digital imaging for corporate clients, and many are involved in advertising and corporate design. For information regarding career possibilities, see the Major KnOWLedge website of the university: click here.
The undergraduate curriculum required for majors in Visual Arts and Art History allows a specialization in the areas of Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, or Art History.
Transfer students with AA degrees must have had Art History Survey I and II, Design, Drawing I, Figure Drawing, Three-Dimensional Design, Introduction to Digital Arts, and some studio experience prior to entering the program. If not transferring with an AA degree, these lower-division requirements may be satisfied at Florida Atlantic University.
Undergraduate Visual Arts and Art History majors may not take an art course under the pass/fail option, nor will a grade below “C” in an art course be counted toward fulfilling the requirements of the major.
Students begin their study in either the BA in Studio Art or BA in Art History degree program. Upon completion of the 5-6 core art courses, Studio Art students must submit to the Graphic Design or Studio Art portfolio review. Students who pass the portfolio review may choose to matriculate to the BFA with concentrations in Graphic Design or Studio Art.