Survey of Visual Arts

Advising

What Can I Do With a Major in Art?
The Morehouse Visual Arts Program offers two majors through the partnership with Spelman College.  The program in studio art is a professionally oriented discipline that is designed for students who are seriously interested in the practical experience of art; and allows for concentration in one or more art disciplines, including sculpture, metals, ceramics, fibers, fabric design, photography and graphic design. The major in art history  focuses on the academic study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts, i.e. genre, format, and look. Moreover, art history generally is the research of artists and their cultural and social contributions, with aspects of the discipline overlapping upon art criticism and art theory.

Competencies

  • Specialized skill in drawing
  • Facility in painting
  • Color sensitivity and an understanding of color theory
  • Self expression and idea visualization in various media
  • Problem solving and visual communication
  • Dextral ability in small motor skills
  • Visual and tactual sensitivity to 2D composition and 3D form and counterform
  • Understanding the elements of design
  • Knowledge of the historic tradition of art and design
  • Knowledge of contemporary approaches in art and design



Opportunities - Careers

Fine Arts Related Fields
Practicing professional artist
Practicing professional craftsperson
Gallery and museum work
Community arts administration and programs
Fine print press work
Artist assistant
Fabricator
Art critic/consultant

Teaching
Public/parochial schools
College/university
Private studio

Design Related Fields
Graphic designer
Art director
Illustrator
Production specialist
Layout artist
Package designer
Publications designer
Account executive
Photographer
Typographer
Media specialist
Fabric designer

Note: Some of the listed career options may require additional education and/or training beyond the bachelor's degree.