2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Art (B.A.) - J

Program Description

Within this program, students create work in a variety of disciplines, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital media, ceramics and art history. The degree provides students with a critical and historical perspective for assessing their work.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduating students should be able to:

  1. Articulate informed and ideologically sound ideas about art, both historic and contemporary, and connect those ideas to the wider world.
  2. Create artwork that is technically proficient and imbued with meaningful content.
  3. Demonstrate a general understanding, ability and resourcefulness with a wide range of art media, as well as a deeper understanding of at least one medium such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital media or art history.
  4. Have an openness to ideas other than their own and a willingness to take risks with their own work.
  5. Have established regular studio practice, which will hopefully be lifelong, be aware of developing issues in their own work and know how to continue on their own in the pursuit of that vision, with strategies for maintaining self-awareness.

Minimum required credits for the program: 45 credits

Introductory Studio Electives (6 credits)

(Select two courses)

Required Capstone Course (3 credits)

Art Education (PreK-12) Teaching Endorsement at NVU-Johnson

Students pursuing a license to teach art in grades PreK-12 must complete either the Art (B.A.) - J  or the Studio Arts (B.F.A.) - J  as well as specific teacher-education coursework and requirements. Please refer to the Unified Arts Teacher Licensure Program - J  section for details.


In order to earn a degree, you must successfully complete all requirements for your major as listed here AND meet all other Degree Requirements , including the General Education Core Curriculum  and NVU Graduation Standards .