Academic Catalog

Art & Design


Art majors go on to careers as practicing studio artists; art educators teaching PK–12; and work with arts organizations, museums, or non-profit groups. Students who have taken a number of classes in a specific area may also be qualified for jobs in the fields of graphic design, photography, and illustration, or to continue their studies in graduate school.

Basic information for all majors and minors in the department:

Each major or minor will create a degree plan with his or her Art and Design Department academic advisor, based on interests, abilities, and projected career path. Students are encouraged to design the most intensive studio program possible. This is especially important for students with future plans for studying at the graduate level and those who plan to be practicing artists or designers.

A “C–” or better must be earned in each required course to count toward completion of the degree.

Transfer students pursuing a major or minor in the Department of Art and Design must take a minimum of 60% of the coursework required for the major or minor at Benedictine College.