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Art major

The art major at EMU offers you a solid foundation for an art-related career, studio work or graduate work in studio art. Explore your own artistic style and learn a variety of techniques and theories that will guide your artistic process. 

In addition to learning to create art, expand your understanding of the influence of art on culture, history and communication. Shape your own art to influence others and create a better world.

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Career Options

Art majors at EMU have followed a variety of career paths, including opening their own studios, working in creative arts with non-profit organizations, and working in various media organizations. Curious about the vocational possibilities for EMU alums? Visit our VACA careers page.

The above data was drawn from ONet and is intended for informational purposes only.

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Courses

The major consists of 50 SH.

Core Courses

  • VACA 121 Drawing - 4  
  • VACA 141 Foundations of Design - 4  
  • VACA 151 Photography I - 2  
  • VACA 142 Graphic Design I - 2  
  • VACA 381 Cinema and Visual Theory - 2  
  • VACA 382 Contemporary Art - 2  
  • VACA 481 Senior Thesis - 2  

Additional Courses

  • *VACA 131 Three-Dimensional Design - 4  
  • VACA 222 Painting - 4  
  • VACA 232 Ceramics - 4  
  • *VACA 283 Art History: Western - 4  
  • VACA 332 Intermediate Ceramics - 2  
  • *VACA 384 Art History: World - 2  
  • VACA 434 Advanced Drawing - 2  
  • VACA 435 Advanced Painting - 2  

Choose two of the following courses:

  • VACA 252 Photography II - 4  
  • VACA 262 Video Production - 4  
  • *VACA 323 Printmaking and Watercolor - 4  
  • *VACA 335 Installation and Experimental Media - 4  

Recommended Courses:

  • VACA 242 Graphic Design II - 2 
  • VACA 243 Graphic Design III - 2 
  • VACA 432 Advanced Ceramics - 2 
  • VACA 491 Internship - 1-4 
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