The Art major prepares students for the challenges of professional life through a rigorous and innovative course sequence that includes studio, aesthetics and art history requirements.
The Art & Design Department offers a professional Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Animation & Interactive Media. The BFA degree is anchored around a strong Foundations program that emphasizes the theoretical, analytical and practical aspects of art and design.
Art majors go on to graduate school or careers in fine art, graphic design, photography, interactive-media, animation, web design, gallery work and teaching.
The Art & Design Department also offers minors.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Core Curriculum Requirement
A minimum of 33-35 credits must be completed as part of the university Core Curriculum requirement.
BFA studies in Art consist of 87 credit hours and must include at least five courses (15 credits hours) at the 3000 level, including the following distribution requirements:
Senior Studio Requirement (6 credits):
Senior Studio I and Senior Studio II to be taken over two semesters during senior year.
ARTS.4930 Senior Studio I: 3 credits (first semester of senior year – a portfolio and research course to prepare for Senior Studio II).
ARTS.4980 Senior Studio II: 3 credits (second semester of senior year – capstone project, exhibition required).
Senior Studio must be taken under the advice and consent of the student’s academic advisor and the Senior Studio Review Committee. Students must earn at least a C+ (2.3 GPA) in the Senior Studio.
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For additional information, contact the Art & Design Department.