Art Degrees at Averett

Meet Our Art Faculty

Interested in attending an art college? Develop your talent through rigorous studio work and study of art history or prepare to share your talent with others through art education. Averett University’s bachelor degree programs in art can prepare you for your future through hands-on experience with a variety of traditional and digital media and through constructive, thought-provoking critiques.

Unlike many bachelor’s degree programs in arts, Averett University encourages art students to develop a balanced background in a variety of studio arts instead of focusing on one medium.

Art Major

For those who want to pursue a studio arts career, the BA at Averett features a thorough grounding in visual arts and design, allowing students to expand their expressive capabilities through a variety of media while developing a professional working method. Courses include introductory and advanced study of:

  • Drawing
  • Basic Color and Design
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Art History
  • Sculpture
  • Graphics
  • General Crafts

Students in the art major program undergo portfolio critiques during the sophomore and senior year. In addition, they are required to exhibit in the yearly arts show. These requirements give them crucial experience for the professional art environment or for further study at the master’s degree level.

Visual Arts with Pre-K – 12 Teaching Licensure

If you want to become an art teacher, Averett offers a degree that combines practical visual art instruction and studio experience with professional education skills and a teaching practicum.

Courses in this program include general liberal arts courses, professional education courses, and visual arts courses such as:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Art History
  • Sculpture
  • Pottery
  • Methods of Art Education

Graduates of this program will be prepared to earn licensure as art teachers in Virginia schools.

For more information about Averett University and our programs, contact us or apply now and get started on your career today!