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Visual Art

Visual Arts

Program Description

If you’re looking for exposure to the many creative possibilities in the visual arts while you get a meaningful general education in liberal arts and science, Visual Art may be right for you. Visual Art teaches students the traditional principles, methods, techniques and art historical background for building specialized roles in the field. Visual Art, the general degree option within the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, emphasizes personal expression and specialization for preparation to become a practicing artist, graphic designer or candidate for graduate programs.                  

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Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

Employment of art and design occupations is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations, adding about 16,700 new jobs. Employment will increase from about 773,100 jobs in 2014 to about 789,700 jobs in 2024. Projected growth will be due to increased demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, television, and on smartphones. As companies continue to increase their digital presence, more art and design workers will be needed to help create visually appealing and effective layouts of websites and other media platforms. The median annual wage for art and design occupations was $43,100 in May 2014, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $35,540.


U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics sample

Jobs

Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Graphic designer

$45,900 per year

1% (3,600 more jobs)

Art director

$85,610 per year

2% (1,800 more jobs)

Multimedia artist/animator

$63,630 per year

6% (3,900 more jobs)

For More Information

Department of Fine Arts

Auburn University at Montgomery

Goodwyn Hall 107

334-244-3377

ashughes@aum.edu

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

 Course sampling specific to the Visual Art degree option includes:


Course #

Course Name

Course Description

VISU 1102

Two-Dimensional Design

Introduction to the basic elements and principles of two-dimensional design, with emphasis on composition, color theory, media and individual concepts.

VISU 1132

3-D Design

Introduction to the basic elements and principles of three-dimensional design using various media.

VISU 1112

Drawing 1

Drawing from observation, with an emphasis on composition, line, perspective and value, using various dry and aqueous monochromatic media.

VISU 1122

Drawing 2

Drawing from observation, with an emphasis on composition, creativity, and accurate observation, with the use of various dry and aqueous monochromatic and color media.

VISU 2030

Art History 1

A survey of the visual arts in the West from Prehistory through Medieval.

VISU 2040

Art History 2

A survey of the visual arts in the West from Renaissance through Modern.

VISU 2212

Painting 1

Painting in oil (and/or possibly other media) in abstract and representational imagery.

VISU 2312

Sculpture 1

An introduction to sculptural problems, practices and materials. Modeling , carving stone and wood and fabrication techniques may be explored.

VISU 2502

Printmaking 1

Exploring various printmaking media, screen printing, relief printing, intaglio and others.