Explore your passions in the studio, then discover your career in museum curation, education, art history and beyond.
At a glance
When you major in Art (B.A.), you’ll take your passions to new levels of creativity and expression. You’ll start with a foundational year, where you’ll get exposure to every medium from drawing to metalsmithing to ceramics to digital art. In the B.A. program, you’ll become adept at studio arts, and can focus on art history or integrated visual studies, which combines art coursework with coursework from another discipline.
A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.
Art History provides you a robust education in art history for graduate studies, careers in research and teaching at the college level, positions in museums, libraries, or private collections, or for writing and criticism in the arts.
Integrated Visual Studies
Some Career Options
With your B.A. in Art, you’ll graduate with a wide range of transferable communication, analytical, and critical-thinking skills. Participation in internships, cooperative education, service learning, and education abroad opportunities is highly recommended to enhance practical training and development.
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For additional opportunities, please reach out to:
College of Liberal Arts recruiter at CLA_Recruitment@colostate.edu or (970) 821-5276 (Text friendly. Please include your/the student’s full name in the message.)
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