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Art

Bachelor of Arts


In our ever changing global experience, Winthrop's Department of Fine Arts acknowledges the importance of developing and nurturing the engaged artist who can navigate the ideas and challenges of our time. The B.A. in Art—which incorporates liberal arts, studio and art history—is a unique program that can address the challenges of the new environment.

Like all the programs in the Department of Fine Arts, the B.A. in Art is supported by the dedication, energy and resources of qualified artists, scholars and educators. Students, faculty and staff within Fine Arts comprise a community of active learners and problem solvers. The Winthrop Experience in Fine Arts is challenging, but prepares each individual to work creatively and collaboratively within his or her community.

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Curriculum and Learning Opportunities

    The B.A. in Art is a 125-credit-hour program that offers students an opportunity to minor in an area of interest, to become proficient in a variety of studio and art history offerings, and to design a program that meets their professional or graduate level aspirations. The diversity of the General Education requirements together with the strength of the Fine Arts Foundation Program provide a quality liberal arts education and artistic experience upon which each student can lay the groundwork in a variety of fields.

    Curriculum

    Careers in art education include elementary, middle and high school art teachers, as well as arts administrators, museum educators and college faculty who prepare future art educators. At Winthrop University, art education students earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art degree and receive a K-12 teaching certification through the College of Education. Licensure is through the State of South Carolina.

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Why Winthrop?

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Flexibility to Design

The diversity of the General Education requirements together with the strength of the Fine Arts Foundation Program provide a quality liberal arts education and artistic experience upon which each student can lay the groundwork for a variety of fields.

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Nationally Accredited

Winthrop is the only institution—public or private—in South Carolina with all five of its arts programs nationally accredited.

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Small Classes and Exceptional Faculty

Students benefit from personalized attention in small classes taught by internationally acclaimed faculty, all of whom are practicing professionals in their fields.


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Beyond Graduation

Graduates have found success teaching art in public and private schools, working in museums, or in arts organizations throughout the state and region. Others continue on to graduate studies to become arts administrators, professional artists, art therapists, or teachers in higher education.