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Fredonia’s Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and New Media is a 48-credit degree focused on the practice of studio art. This degree allows you the flexibility to choose a variety of courses as you build towards high-level work in one or more visual arts disciplines. The B.A. is a great option if you want to double major in art and another discipline. Fredonia has a competitive application process that requires the submission of an art portfolio.

The Fredonia Difference

Fredonia’s Foundation Program establishes the visual groundwork you’ll need to advance into upper-level work. You will work and learn in our beautifully-renovated Rockefeller Arts Center, which now has expanded studio space, allowing for larger projects. The Visiting Artist program offers access to a variety of art and design professionals from around the country, through thought-provoking speakers and opportunities to attend gallery openings each semester.

Career Opportunities for Visual Arts (B.A.)

  • Craft and fine studio artist
  • Art director
  • Art teacher
  • Art therapy
  • Designer
  • Museum professions


What does a 4-year degree look like?

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What are all the required and elective courses offered to obtain this degree?

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Sample Courses

ART 100 Visual Concepts

The course is intended to introduce first-year visual arts and new media students to visual culture and the individual disciplines of the visual arts as well as develop and master personal study habits as they approach college-level learning. Topics will include art concepts, media techniques and terminology, and visual cultural analysis, as well as time-management, writing within the discipline, college resources and support networks.

ARTS 102 Foundations in 2D Form and Content

Introductory course investigating the principles and elements of visual design. Unity, emphasis, balance, scale, line, form, texture, rhythm and color are explored through two-dimensional studio problems.

ARTS 105 Foundations in Drawing

Theory and practice in a variety of graphic media. Conte, ink, pencil, and charcoal used in studio problems to acquaint beginning student with full range of drawing possibilities.

Why pursue Visual Arts and New Media at Fredonia?

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Talented Faculty

Students learn from talented faculty; practicing artists who exhibit their own artwork nationally and internationally.

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Fully accredited

Fredonia’s Visual Arts and New Media program is accredited by NASAD, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

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Visiting Artist Program

Visual Arts and New Media offers exposure to a variety of art and design professionals from around the country and world during special lectures and gallery openings.

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