Degrees and Curriculum
Bachelor of Art (B.A.)
The B.A. prepares students within a liberal arts context: about half the courses are in art, and half in humanities and sciences. In the lower division art classes, students explore broadly, and at the upper-division, students choose advanced art courses that fit their interests.
Students study from anywhere in Montana or the country. Contemporary art crosses traditional boundaries and expands into many fields, and this innovative degree combines many visual and applied arts including Illustration, Film, Web Design, Painting, Photography, Drawing, Data Visualization and Art Criticism contrast and combine in unexpected ways.
Bacholor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
The BFA is our undergraduate professional degree in art. BFA students work closely with professors, receive studio space, and mount a culminating exhibition, one of the highlights in our school.
Designed for those seeking licensure as a K-12 art teacher, students take courses in art, teaching and education (at the School of Education). Click for list of specific courses.
Certificate. New West: Art and the Environment (due to COVID-19, launch is delayed until 2021)
A sequence of four courses explores contemporary issues in the Western United States through the lens of art. Coursework is both in the studio and in the field, including a 10-day travel experience.