Applied Studies: Visual Arts


Students enrolled in this program will earn a BA/BS in Applied Studies: Visual Arts degree from North Central University. Plus, students will simultaneously earn an AAS from Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

The Visual Arts program is designed to prepare you for a career in visual art making.  Experienced faculty will teach you how to identify formal qualities, demonstrate technical processes, and cultivate investigation of the impact of expression in visual art, as well as create art in a wide variety of media.  Your coursework will cover art and art history from all over the world and across time periods.  Courses are also included in design, drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and sculpture, leading students to more advanced study and creation in those areas, as well as watercolor, printmaking and direct metal sculpture. 

Where You Could Work

  • Advertising agencies
  • Educational institutions
  • Museums and galleries

Potential Job Titles

  • Graphic Designer
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Web Designer
  • Art Historian
  • Interior Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Art Critic

Program Courses for Current Students

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