Online Bachelor of Arts in Art – Art Studies

The online Bachelor of Arts in art with a concentration in art studies program focuses on creating something original, working with your hands and getting messy. In this online art degree, you’ll learn how to investigate, analyze, discover, make unexpected connections and communicate your ideas, ask questions and respond to feedback. Upon graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to professionally create art of your own.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/18/2022


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Do online art studies students get to make art?

Yes, in this online program, art studies students will get to make art. This art studies program is about looking, making, thinking and communicating. While most online art programs have a design or graphic design focus, this online art program is a studio arts program for students wanting a broad survey of art practices.

This hands-on art studies program looks to expand beyond the traditional fine arts degree pathway by offering experimental processes across a vast array of mediums and materials with the goal of pushing you into new generative thinking and problem-solving modes, by allowing you to discover rather than merely replicate.

What is studio art?

 

Studio art is defined as the practice of visual art made in a studio. This online art degree’s curriculum includes studio art courses, taught by professional artists, in the areas of printmaking, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, animation and illustration. While a large focus of this art studies program is studio art, you do not need any prior experience in it, as the program’s courses are built to bring everyone up to the same level of skills.

What skills will I gain from the art studies degree concentration?

 

In this online art degree, you’ll gain a wide range of career-focused skills, such as creative thinking, ethical reasoning, problem solving, verbal and written communication, cultural awareness and quantitative reasoning.

Additionally, through making and discussing art, you’ll become knowledgeable in a range of artistic practices, materials and processes, including:

  • Creating artistic and visual designs or displays.
  • Designing merchandise or product displays.
  • Developing graphic art, artistic content and marketing or promotional materials.
  • Learning about bookbinding.
  • Telling stories through visual art.
  • Understanding the composition and elements of design.
  • Writing material for artistic or commercial purposes.

Will my art degree with a concentration in art studies say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Bachelor of Arts in art. Your concentration in art studies will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.

Art studies courses

This online art degree is one of a kind, in that it offers a variety of art courses with numerous electives for students to shape their curricular track. With a course dedicated to preparing you to successfully enter the professional world of art, this unique art studies program teaches you how you can shape your life to sustain your artistic practice after graduation.

Please note, this art studies program does not include business courses. If you’re interested in pursuing a business course, we recommend taking one as an elective. Core courses include:


ARS 101: Art from Prehistory Through Middle Ages (HU & H)


ARS 102: Art from Renaissance to Modernism (HU & H)


ARS 201: Art of Asia (HU & H & G)


ARS 202: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (HU & H & G)


ARA 396: Professional Practices for Design and the Arts


ARA 195: Art in My World (HU)


ART 110: Drawing as Seeing and Thinking (HU)


ART 107: Photography as Experience


What can you do with an art studies degree concentration?

Art studies graduates are desirable job candidates. Upon graduating from this online art degree, you’ll be able to bridge communication gaps in varying constituencies in different industries through visual intelligence. You’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to act as a creative problem solver, bridge diverse and opposing perspectives, make important connections and come up with innovative solutions. Career examples include, but are not limited to:

Art Professor


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $69,690

Craft Artist


Growth: -1.0 %
Salary: $35,180

Fine Artist


Growth: 1.0 %
Salary: $52,340

Graphic Designer


Growth: -3.8 %
Salary: $53,380

High School Teacher


Growth: 3.8 %
Salary: $62,870

Industrial Designer


Growth: -3.5 %
Salary: $71,640

Museum Exhibit Designer


Growth: 11.6 %
Salary: $45,710

Performance Artist


Growth: -0.2 %
Salary: $65,800

Photographer


Growth: -3.6 %
Salary: $41,280

Learn from renowned arts educators

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is home to world-class scholars, artists and designers who inspire students to shape the future. Our faculty’s research is grounded in the transformative power of art and its ability to change the world. Faculty research areas include:

  • Arts and design for social justice.
  • Arts, education and arts-integrated education.
  • Arts, entrepreneurship and cultural policy.
  • Community engagement and public policy.
  • Creative health collaborations.
  • Design, arts, science and engineering.
  • The study of creative work.

Learn from renowned arts educators

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is home to world-class scholars, artists and designers who inspire students to shape the future. Our faculty’s research is grounded in the transformative power of art and its ability to change the world. Faculty research areas include:

  • Arts and design for social justice.
  • Arts, education and arts-integrated education.
  • Arts, entrepreneurship and cultural policy.
  • Community engagement and public policy.
  • Creative health collaborations.
  • Design, arts, science and engineering.
  • The study of creative work.

Apply for your art studies degree concentration

I am a future

You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Earn your bachelor’s degree from a premier institution for art studies

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has a tradition of top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs from a combination of disciplines. These range from the arts, media and engineering to film, dance and theatre. The institute trains artists and designers to leverage their creativity and problem solving to advance culture, build community and transform society.

5,300+


students.

400


internationally recognized faculty members.

125


programs in arts, media and engineering, design, dance and theatre, film and music.

Top 20


among fine arts schools in the nation, ahead of Cornell University, Parsons School of Design and the University of California.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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