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Programs of Study in Art & Design

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Graduate Programs

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Master of Fine Arts 

The 2-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program consists of approximately twenty students who work together in an intimate environment with faculty and grads from all concentrations and conceptual positions. Our graduate students have excellent on-campus studios and 24-hour access to state-of-the-art facilities that accommodate: painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, and video.

Undergraduate Majors

The ​department offers three distinct undergraduate degrees.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fine Arts​​

The BFA in Fine Arts program at UD offers a rigorous multidisciplinary approach to contemporary artistic concerns through production-based courses. Students have the opportunity to experience printmaking, painting, ceramics, sculpture, video, photography, animation, and drawing. Emphasis is given to cross-disciplinary experimentation and investigation while engaging with the traditions of art.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Communications

The BFA in Visual Communications (VC) program at UD has a long and successful history of teaching students to develop their creativity and apply it to design-related careers. VC faculty arm students with skills in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Advertising, Illustration and Motion Graphics, however emphasizing a hybrid, or cross-disciplinary approach to creative process. The VC program provides students with the opportunity to learn-by-doing in small, intense and rigorous classes, opening their eyes to many ways of harnessing creativity.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art

The BA program encourages an interdisciplinary approach with many students earning a minor or second major from departments across the college and university.

Undergraduate Minors

The Art Minor​

The Minor in Art is available to students from another major at the University and offers the opportunity for students to enroll in selected departmental courses. Students successfully enrolled in the minor will be assigned an advisor from the department, who will assist them in selecting courses that correspond to their interests.

Minors Related to Art and Design

​There are a number of minors available to all university students that fulfill interests in Art and Design.

Integrated Design Minor

A minor in Integrated Design prepares students to lead the way by innovation through design.  This is especially important in today’s world, as the complex problems we face require transdisciplinary approaches and innovative thinking to bring about meaningful solutions.

Game Studies Minor​

The minor aims to investigate video games and related cultural production more closely, to think carefully about texts designed as entertainment, and the various effects of media on society. Courses in the minor draw from Art & Design, Computer Science, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Communications.

Advertising Minor

Offered by the Department of Business Administration, The minor in Advertising is designed to give students from any major an increased understanding of the concepts of marketing, economics, mass communication, and public relations, as well as the strategies and tactics of advertising management. 

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Programs of Study in Art & Design
  • Department of Art & Design
  • 104 Recitation Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2244
  • artdepartment@udel.edu