EMU's Art History program studies world cultures and their expressions in the visual arts. Students are encouraged to explore artworks as documents of particular times, places, societies, and individuals. Small upper-level classes allow for lively discussion and individual attention. Art History Minor available.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts is designed to encourage students to develop a personal focus and direction as well as learn to function professionally as artists. The program provides a well-crafted balance between the conceptual and technical aspects of art making.
Art teacher candidates transition through four areas of study (general education, art studio, art pedagogy, and general education pedagogy) which culminate in the student teaching experience. Graduates of our program earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts K-12 Visual Art Education degree which qualifies them for PK-12 visual arts certification in the state of Michigan; a certification accepted in 46 states across America.
The BS in Simulation, Animation and Gaming is an exciting degree in the School of Art and Design. It is designed to guide students through a strong foundation in theory and practice into courses designed to imbue game and animation skills. Those skills are a jumping-off point into diverse choices for a tailored learning experience.
The M.A. curriculum consists of studio courses and seminars designed to encourage experimentation and critical thinking. Students are instrumental in defining the focus and direction their creative work will take; faculty provide opportunities for growth and development within a particular area, while also encouraging cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work and experiences.
The M.F.A. curriculum fosters experimentation, intellectual risk-taking, and critical thinking through studio work, seminar and cognate courses; students are expected to produce a body of original work that extends knowledge by making a proven contribution to the field. Cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work is encouraged.