Art, Area of Emphasis in Art X: Expanded Forms - B.F.A.

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Overview

About the Degree: 

starling_620_300auto_c1_0.jpgStudents will gain experience in a variety of different media including: time-based forms, digital video, computer and web-based art, digital photography, robotics, sound, performance, durational installation and computer-operated fabrication.

Students are encouraged to develop a personal style in the area or the materials they specialize in. The B.F.A. candidate should achieve an insight into and an understanding of the nature of the materials they choose to work with. In most areas, students are required to present an exhibition before graduation that demonstrates their achievement in developing a mature and cohesive body of work.
 

 

Academics

What you will learn: 

Students are asked to consider historical developments, critical ideas and current practices related to time-based art. The area emphasizes creativity, versatility and poetics over computer-based technical skills. Students will be able to utilize a computer lab for digital imaging, digital video, editing and robotic programming. Along with a CNC fabrication facility, digital media students have access to the haptic sensible technology lab and 3D stereo thermojet lithographic printing in sculpture. The primary media and practices in this area deal with the research and experimentation of technology and time-based forms of art. Students are expected to demonstrate a proficiency in this area and must be able to work comprehensively, translating concept and idea into visual poetic forms.

 

Beyond the Classroom

Careers

Salary: 
High Salary: 
$75,000
Low Salary: 
$19,000
Median Salary: 
$30,000
Employers: 

Students graduating from this program will possess the skill and ability to think creatively and solve practical problems visually and conceptually. They will also acquire the confidence and the desire to approach new technologies with creative perspectives. This degree will prepare the students to be professional artists or further their education into graduate school.

Recent Employers

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Athens Magazine
  • Awaken the Arts!
  • BBDO Atlanta
  • Booth Western Art Museum
  • burton + Burton
  • Creative Marketing and Associates
  • FanDriveMedia
  • Hatch Snow Print
  • High Hirsch Bedner Associates
  • Mohawk Home
  • Morris Museum of Art
  • NCI
  • NKP Media
  • Pier 59 Studios
  • Renewal Design Build
  • Roswell Visual Arts Center
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Starz Entertainment
  • Teach for America
  • Thrasher Photography & Design
  • WonderRoot
  • Young Athenians
  • ZoomWorks
Famous Alumni: 
Jack Davis

Cartoonist and illustrator for Mad Magazine

Michael Stipe

Lead Vocalist, R.E.M.

Possible Job Titles: 

Art majors enter the profession to pursue both fine art practice and applied art in business as well as in education and graduate study. Students are prepared for work in technical as well as creative areas of art and design. Each specialization offers a variety of employment opportunities in areas ranging from mass communications to the service industries.

  • Account Executive
  • Advertising Artist
  • Appraiser
  • Architectural Model Maker Archivist
  • Antiques Dealer Art Administrator
  • Art and Design Professor
  • Art Buyer
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Critic
  • Art Dealer
  • Art Director
  • Art Historian
  • Art Restorer
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Artist's Agent
  • Assistant Curator
  • Calligrapher
  • Cartoonist
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Color Expert
  • Costume and Mask Designer
  • Creative Services Manager
  • Exhibition Coordinator
  • Fashion Artist/Designer
  • Foundry Artist
  • Furniture Designer
  • Gallery Owner
  • Glass Blower
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Kitchenware Designer
  • Label Designer
  • Layout Artist
  • Mannequin Decorator
  • Mechanical &Production Artist
  • Motion Picture Animator
  • Muralist
  • Paper Maker
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Printing Designer
  • Product Designer/Illustrator
  • Quick Sketch Artist
  • Set Designer/Illustrator
  • Sculptor
  • Stained Glass Artist
  • Stone Carver
  • Toy Designer
  • Web Designer