Art (Art Studies) (BA)

The art studies curriculum offers students a broad educational foundation in the arts and General Studies. The BA program in art with a concentration in art studies is a transdisciplinary program featuring coursework in art history, studio art, performing arts and a range of arts-related courses throughout the university. This concentration offers students a great deal of flexibility in planning coursework. The scope of offerings in art is unparalleled at smaller institutions and the ability to combine art classes with offerings from other disciplines at ASU makes this a uniquely open degree. An art studies student can assemble an art-related curriculum focused on individual student needs in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Degree Offered

Art (Art Studies) (BA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for


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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Information about this program

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Career Outlook

Graduates work in arts-related fields such as:

  • arts administration
  • galleries
  • service-related art fields

Career opportunities are also available with employers who seek graduates with a well-rounded humanities education.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary10.8%$64,300
Education Administrators, Postsecondary8.7%$88,390
Craft Artists0.6%$31,080
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators3.1%$43,890
Graphic Designers1.4%$45,900
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Commercial and Industrial Designers 2%$64,620
Museum Technicians and Conservators5.2%$39,940
Artists and Related Workers, All Other0.4%$58,250
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes2.5%$64,200

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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