The School of Art and Design offers four undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs: Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Art Education. There are also a variety of plans of study available through the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in areas such as Drawing, Illustration, Photography, and Art History with minors in Communications, Business, Film Studies, Creative Writing, and more. Courses within the BFA and BA degrees train and educate WSU majors while instilling self-discipline, cognitive ability, and skills necessary for pursuing a professional arts or arts-related career. In addition, a wide variety of scholarships are available for outstanding undergraduate students, transfer students and incoming freshmen through annual competitions. Professional training is emphasized through participating in local activities and internship opportunities.
The university has an excellent art museum, the Ulrich, and outdoor sculpture collection that bring artworks, artists, and designers right to students. The School's Art History program features several immersive courses where students travel out of the country to directly experience art and the world.
Students in Art and Design pursue teaching careers, careers in graphic design and media, interactive and electronic media, illustration, and gallery work and installation. Many go on to graduate school - graduate students have recently been accepted to top art programs across the U.S. - while some students apply the experiences they have gained to forging a career in the arts, all with significant faculty guidance. Through internships, student teaching, and exhibiting artwork, WSU Art & Design is a hands-on program in every way that helps students find and define what they want out of their talents and how to make it happen after school.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art: Art Education emphasis
Bachelor of Arts in Art: Art History emphasis
Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design
Photography, Illustration, or Drawing Bachelor of Arts in Art: Art emphasis