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Art Major focuses on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

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What type of students major in Art?

Art as a major encompasses many topics. Therefore, there is a wide range of individuals who will enjoy taking art as a major. Artistic individuals are able to draw, paint write or design are primary candidates for this major. They may also have a keen sense of music and know how to play an instrument. Hobbies for art students may involve playing music, painting, attending plays, attending the theater, analyzing movies, writing creatively, drawing, or reading.

Colleges offering an Art Major:

There are 2492 schools with instructional programs in Art. Search for your future college here.

Photo via Pratt Institute

Degree Options:

GED, Certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree options are available for art majors.  Your specific degree will depend on your future career requirements.  If you would like to create your own art you could start with even just a GED, but a Bachelor’s degree is usually best for a future career.  If you want to teach art in college, a Doctoral degree is normally required for your future career.

What courses do most students take in college?

The required and elective courses you would take for Art majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Foreign Languages
  • Graphic Design
  • History of Art
  • Painting
  • Print Making
  • Sculpture
  • Visual Arts
  • Water Color
  • Western Art

What specializations are within an Art Major?

Various specializations related to a major in Art may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to:

What are your future career options as an Art Major?


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