Art Degree

Art Degree – Discover Your Artistic Expression


Governor State University has a wide range of quality courses for students interested in getting an art degree.   Our College of Arts and Sciences’ Division of Communication, Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) offers a B.F.A. in Art, minor in Art and a M.A. in Art with programs that allow you to discover your artistic vision and voice.  Students are offered an extensive selection of studio courses that cover an array of diverse materials including painting, drawing, design, ceramics, printmaking, photography, digital imaging and sculpture.


GSU’s Art Degree Offers a Range of Exceptional Course Work


On the path to earning your art degree, you will gain the broad intellectual background sought by professional schools, cultural institutions, and the business community.  The program gives students the skills to develop into emerging artists with the capacity to express an individual view. 

In addition to hands-on studio work, the curriculum includes courses in art history where students treat art objects as historical documents along with related subjects such as history, literature, anthropology, and philosophy.  Students will also be taught by a talented faculty that not only provides individualized instruction and academic advising, but who are producing and exhibiting artists as well as publishing scholars in their own right.   

For students interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies, GSU’s M.A. in Art degree focuses on intellectual curiosity, self-discipline and technical proficiency.   Course work includes painting, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, sculpture or ceramics and offers students the opportunity to mature as an artist that is in command of the medium and capable of expressing an individual view.

Students will find many advantages when they choose to get an art degree from GSU.  At the College of Arts and Sciences, the learning experience is enriched by the fact that you will study alongside students of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities.  Furthermore we offer the most affordable tuition of any 4-year university in Illinois without sacrificing the professional quality of the programs. The full details and requirements for the programs are found on the Art web pages.

Governors State University offers students outstanding academic programs, activities and services.  In every college we have stellar programs and world-class professors; all focused on delivering academic excellence in a small-class setting.  Explore our website for information on the full selection of courses we offer toward a quality art degree.

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