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Bachelor’s in Art & Design, BA/BFA

Online Bachelor’s in Art & Design

Turn your passion for art and design into a career you can be just as passionate about with an online BA/BFA in Art & Design. Prepare to serve at the intersection of technology and creativity in a number of industries and job settings.

Focus your studies to align with your career aspirations through a choice of emphasis in one of four areas: web and user experience, graphic design, digital art, or photography. Develop your expertise in industry-driven topics such as digital photography, web design, and digital art. Pursue opportunities in art direction, marketing management, graphic design, and much more!

The Bachelor of Arts degree program is ideal for students who wish to double major or diversify their skills with additional minors and whose educational goal is a major in art and design that incorporates more substantive study in the liberal arts, while the Bachelor of Fine Arts program provides the student the opportunity to learn the basics of art history and theory, while also allowing them to focus their studies on an emphasis area such as photography or graphic design. Both programs focus on creativity, problem solving, project development and teamwork, and mastery of technique and craftsmanship, while providing the interdisciplinary perspective necessary to succeed in today’s art and design fields.

Ranked #4 Most Affordable Online College for Art Degrees

Ranked #5 Most Affordable Online College for Web and User Experience Degree

Ranked #7 Most Affordable Online Graphic Design Degree

Program at a Glance

2-4 years

Duration

120

Credit Hours

$495

Cost per Credit

100%

Online

Concentrations

The BFA in Art and Design with an Emphasis in Digital Art provides the format and tools that allow traditional fine arts students to work in digital media. With a firm foundation in the theories and techniques of studio art, digital art majors will be provided the software skills necessary to thrive in the digital art and design industries.

The BFA in Art and Design with an Emphasis in Graphic Design covers several areas in design: print and publication, advertising, typography and illustration, web design, user experience, and motion design.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design with an emphasis in Photography prepares students for a variety of careers in the field. Beginning with strong foundational principles of design in related fields, and how to apply them in videography, web design, and more, students then move on to the advanced study in the field of photography specifically. The degree is ideal for students who wish to delve deeply into the field and prepare a professional portfolio to enter into a career directly after graduation. As with the other BFA programs, the emphasis in Photography focuses on creativity, problem solving, project development and teamwork, and mastery of technique and craftsmanship, while providing the interdisciplinary perspective necessary to succeed in today’s art and design fields.

The Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Web and User Experience prepares students for a creative career of their choosing. The diverse course offering allows students to pave their own path towards a career in design, whether it be artistic or technical. By the time they graduate, these students have a varied, in-demand skill set.

The Master of Arts in studio art provides students with a firm foundation in critical theories and trends, as well as the practical application and problem solving involved in creating works of art. Students are exposed to various approaches in the field, provided with a historical overview of the field, and are introduced to the principles of a wide range of studio disciplines, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, and ceramics.

Course Spotlights

Our online programs offer immersive learning where and when you need it – connecting you to the classroom-to-career tools you need to build the future you want.

Industry-Driven Art & Design Curriculum

From instructors rooted in real-world expertise in areas such as history, photography, video, and web design to coursework that aligns with best practices in the field, your BA/BFA in art & design degree program will connect classroom with your career through immersive, experiential learning in your area of interest.

Capstone Project or Internship Opportunity

Reinforce your classroom learning in art & design through a capstone project or internship. Apply a cumulative understanding of your coursework through your capstone experience or take your learning directly to a role in the field through an internship in the community.

Accelerated Degree Completion

Complete your bachelor’s degree in art & design in as little as two years online, and transfer your learning directly to the field even before you graduate.

Transfer up to 9 Credits

Complete your bachelor’s in art & design even faster by transferring credits from your previous learning experiences. Save time and money on your education!

Concentrations

The BFA in Art and Design with an Emphasis in Digital Art provides the format and tools that allow traditional fine arts students to work in digital media. With a firm foundation in the theories and techniques of studio art, digital art majors will be provided the software skills necessary to thrive in the digital art and design industries.

The BFA in Art and Design with an Emphasis in Graphic Design covers several areas in design: print and publication, advertising, typography and illustration, web design, user experience, and motion design.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design with an emphasis in Photography prepares students for a variety of careers in the field. Beginning with strong foundational principles of design in related fields, and how to apply them in videography, web design, and more, students then move on to the advanced study in the field of photography specifically. The degree is ideal for students who wish to delve deeply into the field and prepare a professional portfolio to enter into a career directly after graduation. As with the other BFA programs, the emphasis in Photography focuses on creativity, problem solving, project development and teamwork, and mastery of technique and craftsmanship, while providing the interdisciplinary perspective necessary to succeed in today’s art and design fields.

The Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Web and User Experience prepares students for a creative career of their choosing. The diverse course offering allows students to pave their own path towards a career in design, whether it be artistic or technical. By the time they graduate, these students have a varied, in-demand skill set.

The Master of Arts in studio art provides students with a firm foundation in critical theories and trends, as well as the practical application and problem solving involved in creating works of art. Students are exposed to various approaches in the field, provided with a historical overview of the field, and are introduced to the principles of a wide range of studio disciplines, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, and ceramics.

Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?

Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.

Quality

Quality

We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.

Affordability

Affordability

We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.

Career-Focused

Career-Focused

Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.

Support

Support

We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.

We are committed to helping you succeed.

Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.

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