Visual Arts

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, the Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Visual Art may be right for you. The Visual Art program teaches students the traditional principles, methods, techniques and historical background of art necessary for building specialized roles in the art field. The Visual Art concentration emphasizes personal expression and specialization for preparation to become a practicing artist or candidate for graduate programs.


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 arts and design occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, adding about 96,800 new jobs. More workers will be needed to meet the growing demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, television, and on smartphones, as well as to help create visually appealing and effective layouts of websites and other media platforms. The median annual wage for arts and design occupations was $46,660 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.

U.S Bureau of Labor statistic sample
JobsMedian PayJob Growth through 2028
Multimedia artist/animator$72,520 per year4%
Graphic designer$50,370 per year3%
Art director$92,780 per year1%

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Department of Fine Arts
Auburn University at Montgomery
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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 NameCourse Description
VISU 1102Two-Dimensional DesignIntroduction to the basic elements and principles of two-dimensional design, with emphasis on composition, color theory, media and individual concepts.
VISU 11323-D DesignIntroduction to the basic elements and principles of three-dimensional design using various media.
VISU 1112Beginning Drawing Drawing from observation, with an emphasis on composition, line, perspective and value, using various dry and aqueous monochromatic media.
VISU 1122Intermediate DrawingDrawing from observation, with an emphasis on composition, creativity, and accurate observation, with the use of various dry and aqueous monochromatic and color media.
VISU 2030Art History 1A survey of the visual arts in the West from Prehistory through Medieval.
VISU 2040Art History 2A survey of the visual arts in the West from Renaissance through Modern.

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