The Bachelor of Arts in Art (Studio Art) at Monmouth University is designed to teach liberal arts students to express themselves in the plastic arts through visual media and to think and act creatively. Our painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramic, and printmaking studios allow personal one-on-one instruction in the skills of art making. Small class sizes and dedicated faculty assure amble opportunity to explore and thrive.
This same curriculum is required for BA in Art and Education students who must complete required courses in the School of Education as well.
As an Art major, in addition to the studio experience, you will explore art history and theory and take courses in humanities and other areas. The study of art encompasses a variety of media to express human thoughts, interests, attitudes, emotions, and ideas. This degree prepares a student to plan, organize, manage, and analyze. The use of fact, logic, and persuasion, the ability to prioritize data and arrive at alternative possibilities, are part of the BA curriculum at Monmouth University. Specific skills developed by artists depend to some degree on their creative interests. However, many of the skills learned are transferable to a variety of sectors and jobs. These job skills are:
- Working with and knowing the qualities and limitations of given media.
- Attaining a high level of craftsmanship and manual dexterity
- Working independently
- Communicating visually
- Evaluating and explaining works of art or other information
- Collaborating with others
- Appropriately presenting and displaying work
- Relating abstract ideas and visual forms
- Thinking creatively
- Visualizing relationships between information sets
- Taking multiple approaches to problems
- Utilizing available resources
- Working under pressure and meeting deadlines
- Adapting techniques
- Information Management, the ability to sort and interpret data