The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program in visual arts gives you the opportunity to explore the materials, techniques, places, events, and images that form the basis for understanding the artist’s position in the modern world.

School of Arts and Sciences students can undertake a B.A. major in visual arts upon acceptance by the Visual Arts Department. Students are not required to declare a concentration; rather the program emphasizes the fundamental principals of visual arts both in studio courses and in art history.

Proximity to New York and Philadelphia gives you access to a faculty of renowned professional artists and designers, prestigious museums, galleries, visiting artists, and critics. You'll begin with foundation studio courses, which will familiarize you with core concepts and basic skills in preparation for a rigorous studio practice. The curriculum emphasizes the study of drawing, color, and composition and the exploration of spatial dynamics and temporal qualities while encouraging experimentation and critical inquiry.