Bachelor of Arts — Program Overview
Art is more than a four-year program of study at Briar Cliff. It’s the beginning of a lifetime of experiences, growth, ideas and expression.
DISCOVER YOUR PASSION: Begin your artistic development with the foundations of design, art history and theory. Then, move on to a progressive studio experience, tailored to fit your interest as an artist — painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics or any other traditional or non-traditional technique or form.
DISPLAY YOUR WORK: The Clausen Art Gallery on campus is a live, working exhibit, where you’ll have the chance to display your own artwork in a gallery setting. The gallery has featured student and professional artists from across Siouxland — and beyond!
SEE THE WORLD: Each year, you’ll have the chance to visit larger museums and galleries in the U.S. and abroad. Inspiration can come from anywhere, so take advantage of travel opportunities!
INTERESTED IN TEACHING? Pick up an art teaching endorsement, and carry your passion for art to the classroom.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN ART MAJOR?
Our graduates have pursued successful careers as practicing artists, art teachers, graphic designers, architects, art therapists, art historians and professional photographers.
Additional Program Requirements
— A major art project is required for graduation and is completed independently in the senior year.
— Every art major will showcase a special exhibition of their work in the second semester of their senior year.
— Finally, majors must present to the department a written paper on their thesis work and a CD collection of their works from their senior exhibit.