B.F.A. Degree in Art


75 hours

This major is for the person wanting a general background in art or a vocation in the field of art and its related industries.

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art will:

  1. Demonstrate effective problem solving skills as applied to visual communications, artistic expression, and graphic design.
  2. Demonstrate a working understanding of art history: genres, artists, movements, and practitioner
  3. Articulate an understanding of one’s integration of faith and design/artistic expression.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and think independently.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and creative expression.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to reproduce a visual impression/representation of form, substance, light, and shadow though figure and perspective drawing.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours. 

1. 36 hours core

2. 6 hours printmaking 

3. 9 hours painting 

4. 6 hours illustration 

5. 6 hours professional design

6. 12 hours Art & Design Electives 

  • 12 hours from Art Department. Senior Exhibit allowed with advisor approval.

Related Careers

  • 3-D Modeling Animator
  • Art Director
  • Art Teacher/Professor
  • Art Therapist
  • Digital Media Professional
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Sculptor
  • Videographer
  • Web Designer