Share Your Talent With Others
The fine arts have always played a critical role in societies and cultures. Visual arts such as ceramics, drawing/painting, sculpture and beyond are found both in museums around the world and in our daily lives. Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art degrees at A&M – Commerce are established and renowned programs with artists featured worldwide. You benefit from small class sizes and close mentorship from the art faculty who are professional artists, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Through our 120-credit hour BFA in Studio Art degrees, you learn to develop your artist voice while cultivating your technical and conceptual skills. Our BA and BFA in Studio Art degrees focus on theoretical knowledge, contemporary and historical context, professional and practical skills and cumulate in a graduating senior exhibition in our University Gallery.
Focus Your Passion
The Department of Art offers one track in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a Studio Art and five tracks in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts.
Ceramics Studio Art (BFA)
Learn how to use clay as a fine art medium with this 120-credit hour degree track. In this area of emphasis, you will experience a wholistic approach to ceramics with both utilitarian and non-functional projects utilizing contemporary and traditional aesthetics and concepts of clay.
Experimental Studies Studio Art (BFA)
Achieve effective and innovative individual expressions through art. With this track, you will discover a variety of artistic concepts that address the creative process.
Painting Studio Art (BFA)
Learn traditional and contemporary painting techniques through a variety of subjects and approaches as you develop your artistic style.
Sculpture Studio Art (BFA)
Study a variety of three-dimensional media with this track. You will learn about the art of sculpture within historical and contemporary contexts through museum and art gallery visits.
Studio Art Emphasis, Art (BA)
Develop a broad foundation of common conceptual and technical skills used in a variety of creative activities.
Studio Art (BFA) with Teaching Emphasis
Take your expertise to the classroom and teach future artists with this 135-credit-hour track. You will develop a high level of competence in your artistic expression and confidence in effective, engaging instructional abilities.
You will investigate various sculptural methods and techniques, including woodworking, construction, mold-making, and casting. Visits to museums, galleries and art collections will be an important component of this class.
You will explore the fundamental elements and organizing principles of three-dimensional design and its integration of color and color theory.
You will explore painting with an expanded practical investigation of color interactions beyond the basics introduced in Two-Dimensional Design.
You will experiment with concepts that address the creative process. You are free to select your media in order to arrive at innovative and effective individual expressions that explore the relevant concepts.
You will investigate visual communication in computer-based electronic media through software application methods and techniques.
You will examine an introductory exposure to the history of ceramics and a beginning-level experience in the use of clay as a fine art medium.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.