B.A. Degree with a Major in Art

  • Total Credit Hours: 120
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

Artists have an eye for beauty, a vision for creativity and a knack for originality and use these skills and others to create commercial or fine art pieces in various mediums. Art students at Valdosta State University build their portfolios while developing the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in art-related fields or to continue their studies at the graduate level. 

The Valdosta State Difference

Students in the Valdosta State Department of Art & Design enjoy small classes and receive one-on-one attention from faculty. Art students have access to 11 studio areas around the college and have the opportunity to display their work on campus in the VSU Fine Arts Gallery. Annual events such as the Open Student Competition and Senior Exhibit give students additional opportunities to display their work to the Valdosta State community. Students may broaden their horizons by participating in the department’s study abroad program in Florence, Italy, where they take courses in art history and drawing and see great works of art in person. All art students are invited to participate in Kappa Pi, an organization dedicated to promoting artistic excellence at the college level and beyond.

What You'll Learn

In the Bachelor of Arts program, students receive a liberal arts degree with a major in art and develop skills, knowledge and competency in the discipline. Students develop a broad base of knowledge in the visual arts and other areas, focus on historic and contemporary forms of art, and develop problem-solving skills in the area of art analysis. The coursework is flexible and many students choose a minor outside of art to complement their liberal arts studies. The program prepares students for entrepreneurial careers in the visual arts and for advanced degrees.


  • Art Director
  • Art Instructor
  • Book Designer
  • Cartoonist
  • Computer Animator
  • Digital Media Designer
  • Gallery Owner
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial Designer
  • Museum Administrator
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Educator
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Printmaker
  • Product Designer
  • Sculptor
  • Secondary School Art Teacher
  • Video Game Designer
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Web Designer
  • 229.333.5835
  • VSU - College of the Arts
    Department of Art & Design
    Fine Arts Building
    Room 1070A - 1st Floor
    Valdosta, GA 31698