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Programs of Study in Art & Design

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Graduate Programs


​​The department currently offers two graduate degrees.

Master of Fine Arts 

The 2-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program consists of around 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. Studio resources and undergraduate programs include painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and photography.

Master of Arts in Interaction Design

The UD Master of Arts in Interaction Design (MA 1xD) is a one year  intense, multi-disciplinary program in which students are challenged to understand, design and play with relationships between people and technology.

Undergraduate Majors

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.

Undergraduate Minors

The department offers one minor.

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 & Design

​There are a number of minors available to all University students that fulfill interests in art & design.

Interactive Media Minor

The Interactive Media Minor (IMM) provides students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills applicable to various forms of interactive/digital media. Focusing on internet-based technologies, the required courses teach skills in web programming, interaction design, writing and project management. 

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