Embellish Your Art Career
A bachelor degree in art is just a starting point that can lead to wide range of different careers. Your creativity and artistic interests can guide you to a career in painting or printmaking; photography, graphic design or film; even fashion design or jewelry-making.
Just like art careers are diverse, bachelor degree programs in art offer a wide range of specializations, and demand different requirements depending on the school and faculty.
Basic Requirements for a Bachelor Degree in Art
Each program in art will be different, but most bachelor degree programs have basic requirements including:
Finally, a few bachelor degree programs in art will require you to demonstrate more than just artistic competence, and actually develop business skills. For example, some require that you create a business plan, learn marketing techniques or practice negotiating contracts or similar work.
- Art History. Most programs will require a few classes in art history to ground you in the traditions, styles and developments of the past.
- Studio Art. All fine arts programs will require a heavy emphasis on practical skills. You will be required to learn established artistic techniques so you can incorporate them into your work.
- Portfolio. You will most likely have to keep a portfolio of your work to show when you graduate.
- Presentation. Some programs might require that you understand how display your artwork professionally.
- Critical Analysis. Since artistic criticism is a staple of the art world, many programs will ask that you understand how to respond to constructive criticism, and even learn to give appropriate critiques.
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