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"Pacific's broad-based design curriculum draws heavily on courses in studio art and art history. This background has allowed me to create designs that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but theoretically and conceptually sound—drawing on strong foundational skills and knowledge of historical movements in art, design and theory."
B.F.A. Graphic Design, Art History, 2007
Master of Archival Studies/Library and Information Studies, University of British Columbia, 2011
The Department of Visual Arts offers two programs of study:
- Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design or Studio Arts
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Art
Admission into the B.F.A. or B.A. degree programs requires filing a Declaration of Major Form and a consultation with the department chair.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
- A professional degree program that offers a balance of theoretical and practical skills complemented by the enriched experience of the liberal arts environment of Pacific.
- The goal of this degree is to develop skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to professional Studio Artists and Graphic Designers.
- Designed for students who are willing to engage in a rigorous undergraduate program that provides preparation for professional life through internships, graduate studies, or entry-level opportunities in the arts and arts-related fields.
To complete a B.F.A. degree in 4 years a student should complete 17 units each semester accrue 136 units.
Bachelor of Arts Degree
- A liberal arts degree.
- Designed to develop perceptions and art skills that enhance inter-relationships between the Studio Arts and other academic disciplines.
To complete a B.A. degree in 4 years a student should average 15-16 units each semester to accrue 124 units.
The Department of Visual Arts offers minors in Art History, Graphic Design and Studio Art.