Art - Visual

Contact: Bill West Jr, (208) 732-6753

The Visual Art program is designed to result in an Associate of Arts degree, and meets the general education requirements for students who choose to transfer to any Idaho public university. In order to ensure transferability of coursework, students should coordinate course selection with the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

Completion of the Visual Art program gives students the theoretical and practical foundation necessary to move into the final two years of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in many areas of Visual Arts, including painting, drawing, design, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Visual Art majors often seek employment in art education, museum exhibition, photography, design, and art restoration, in addition to working as studio artists and using their knowledge and skills for personal enrichment.

Program Application Required: No

Sample Career Opportunities: Craft Artists; Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators; Photographers

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices

Upon successful completion of the Visual Art program, a student will be able to:

  1. Display knowledge of art history and contemporary trends.
  2. Demonstrate technical skills within each foundation discipline and demonstrates a fundamental understanding of the elements of art and the principles of design.
  3. Demonstrate creativity and problem solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate openness to new ideas, methodologies, and philosophies.
  5. Evaluate artwork in terms of formal issues, iconography, and cultural context.