Visual Arts Department Degree Programs and Courses

Visual Art Degree Programs

Download information regarding checklists for graduation requirements as well as the Catalogue.

View Visual Arts Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

The visual arts program at Belhaven University seeks to help you develop the creative vision, aesthetic insight, technical skill, intellectual rigor, spiritual discernment, and work ethic necessary for the practice of visual art from a Christian worldview.

Degree Programs

The visual arts department offers a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a minor in art.

Visual arts majors enter as BA candidates and are admitted to BFA standing upon successful completion of first-year foundation courses (or other coursework as determined by the faculty) and portfolio review.

Bachelor of Arts (BA): 51 hours to include
15 hours of foundation courses
12 hours of art history and aesthetics
3 hours of senior seminar
BA students will participate in a senior exhibition or complete an equivalent senior project as approved by the faculty.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA): 78 hours to include
15 hours of foundation courses (ART 120-121, 125, and 130-131)
12 hours of art history (ART 360-361 and 460-461)
6 hours of aesthetics and art theory (PHI 275 and ART 362 or 462)
3 hours of senior seminar (ART 401)
BFA students may designate an emphasis in Drawing, Painting, Photography or Sculpture.
BFA students will present a senior exhibition (solo or group).

Minor in Art: 21 hours

For Visual Arts Department policies and procedures, see the Visual Arts Department Studio Manual.

Visual Art Classes

(Courses from other departments may be necessary to fulfill a particular major/minor.)