Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts program offers three concentrations, allowing you to shape your education to your interests.

Our curriculum is designed to empower students to take risks, to arrive at insights about society, and to understand themselves. We offer our students a rigorous grounding in the fundamentals, and we provide an excellent education in the history, practice and teaching of the visual arts. We challenge our students to exceed their preconceived limits, and we strive to produce graduates who will go forward with confidence in their skills, abilities, and potential. We also recognize the importance of technology, a force in our society with the ability to free artists, historians, and educators from the boundaries of our traditional disciplines.

Academics & Options

Art Concentrations

Art Studio

Art Studio offers small classes with individual attention and large, well-equipped studio facilities, including a computer lab and a foundry. In studio courses, students learn processes and strategies used in creating works of art in various media through problem solving assignments and accompanying instruction. Students are given the opportunity at the upper division level to concentrate on a particular studio area in depth, allowing them to prepare a portfolio for further professional opportunities or for postgraduate study.

Art Studio Details

Art History

Art History gives students an opportunity to study the visual culture of the world, from prehistoric cave art to works being produced by artists active today. Art history majors not only learn about works of art, but also about the different geographies, histories, and cultural traditions that surrounded them and informed their making. Our program is particularly strong in the areas of European Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, American, 20th Century and Contemporary art.

Art History

Art Education

Art Education gives students the tools they need to help others create and appreciate art. Our curriculum provides the foundation to successfully teach art in K-12th grades and prepares students to enter California's mandatory fifth-year, single-subject teaching credential program. Humboldt's Art Department offers an approved subject matter waiver program through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Art Education