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Visual Arts Dual Discipline Major

The following is an overview of courses associated with our visual arts dual discipline major. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

For an official description of courses and degree requirements, please reference our academic catalog.


NOTE: The dual discipline major differs from a visual arts major in that it will prepare you for careers in psychology or business that rely on a strong arts background. It is not intended to train working artists.


Visual Arts Dual Discipline Major Core Courses

  • ART 101 Image and Culture
  • ART 105 Drawing Skills Lab
  • ART 107 Visual Foundations
  • ART 108 Introduction to Graphic Design 
  • ART 200 Ceramics: Fundamental 
  • ART 221 Sculpture: Fundamental
  • ART 241 History of World Art II 
  • ART 242 Modern and Contemporary Art History 
  • ART 245 Figure Drawing: Fundamental
  • ART 251 Painting: Fundamental
  • ART 271 Biological Illustration: Fundamental 

Required Concentrations

All visual arts dual discipline majors must select at least one of two visual arts dual discipline concentrations listed below.

Business Concentration

The visual arts business concentration is designed for students who are interested in engaging in an art-related business, such as owning/operating an art gallery, becoming a self-employed artist or seeking employment in corporations that are looking for college graduates with computer technology capabilities and artistic/creative skills.

Business Concentration Core Courses

  • CS 110 Computer Information Systems
  • CS 116 Web Design and Development
  • BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • BUS 300 Principles of Management
  • BUS 309 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 412 Small Business Development

Recommended Electives:

  • BUS 200 Introduction to Business
  • BUS 212 Business Law I
  • BUS 311 Advertising

Pre-Art Therapy Concentration

Pre-art therapy majors are required to earn a master’s degree in art therapy to practice in the profession. Our program is designed to meet the course requirements for entrance into art therapy graduate programs. Art therapists are professionals trained in both art and therapy. They use art in treatment, assessment and research, and provide consultations to allied professionals.

Art therapists work with people of all ages: individuals, couples, families, groups and communities. They provide services, individually and as part of clinical teams, in settings that include mental health, rehabilitation, medical and forensic institutions; community outreach programs; wellness centers; schools; nursing homes; corporate structures; open studios and independent practices.

Pre-Art Therapy Concentration Core Courses

  • PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 120 Positive Psychology
  • PSY 319 Personality Theories
  • PSY 314 Development Across the Lifespan
  • PSY 325 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 420 Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • PSY 490 Senior Seminar in Psychology

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