The department offers three undergraduate majors which are intended for students interested in different potential careers. All freshman students accepted into the department are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program and must complete the two-year Core Curriculum. Following successful completion of all Core Curriculum courses, students may apply for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program, or remain in the BA program.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts
The Fine Arts Program at UD is distinct in the way it 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 in Visual Communications
The Visual Communications (VC) program 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 in Art
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art is a generalist art degree for students that are not considering a professional career in visual art. Many students pursue the BA Art Degree as a second major. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) is considered the professional undergraduate degree in art & design disciplines.