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Art + Design

Address:
E.O. Bull Center, Room 133/143
2 E. Rosedale Ave.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2755
Email: artinfo@wcupa.edu


Peggy Hill, Chair
MHill@wcupa.edu


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ACADEMICS

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic and Interactive Design

120 semester hours

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic and Interactive Design program includes a strong foundation in typography, symbology, design vocabulary, and design history with a broad range of upper-level courses in visual branding, advertising, publication design, information design, packaging, web and responsive design. These courses are supplemented with general education requirements, directed electives, and art history. Seniors focus on the development of their thesis project and a final portfolio.

Our faculty, who are practicing professionals, work closely with students to inspire and help them develop and expand their creative abilities. In addition, students have the opportunity to receive feedback on their work by visiting designers and distinguished alumni. Graduates of our program work in print and web design studios, advertising and marketing agencies, in-house design departments, non-profit sectors, publishing companies, or work as freelance designers.

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NOTE: Students must maintain a grade of C in all ART and ARH courses within the major (required and elective).

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts

120 semester hours

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts program includes a strong foundation in Drawing, 2D and 3D Design, Color Theory and Art History, with a broad range of upper-level courses in Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Printmaking. These courses are supplemented with general education requirements, directed electives, and art history. Seniors focus on the development of their thesis capstone project, which results in the BFA exhibition.

Our faculty, who are practicing professional artists, work closely with students to inspire and help them develop and expand their creative abilities. In addition, students have the opportunity to receive feedback on their work from visiting artists and distinguished alumni. In addition to pursuing further study in the studio arts, many of the graduates of our program pursue a wide range of occupations within the arts including education, art therapy, gallery/museum administration and freelance/commission-based artistic projects.

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NOTE: Students must maintain a grade of C in all ART and ARH courses within the major (required and elective).

Minor in Studio Art

18 Semester Hours

Specific requirements depend on the student's interest and area of concentration, which may include graphic design, painting, drawing, sculpture, crafts, or general art.

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Minor in Art History

18 semester hours

This program provides alternative tracks to satisfy a variety of emphases to which art history may be applied. These include both vocational and liberal arts interests, which range from a highly structured sequence to a self-designed sequence.

Either of these minors may be taken as a concentration by students as one of the minors in the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science in liberal studies general degree program.

Art History Survey

Structured sequence of courses designed to provide an in-depth comprehensive core of Western art development. Recommended as an important cultural component to the study of history, literature, performing arts, anthropology, sociology, and psychology.

Art History and its Interfaces

According to interest or possible vocational application, this program provides an opportunity to explore either the various historical periods/styles of art or the interfaces of art history with studio art, American studies, and other cognate areas.

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B.F.A. Exhibition

Participation in the B.F.A. Exhibition is required of all students in the B.F.A. degree program. Exhibition of works produced within the B.F.A. degree program should occur at the close of the student's final semester or in the Spring prior to December graduation. All works exhibited in the Senior Show will be subject to faculty approval.