Visual and Communication Arts

Art Major

The art major at EMU will give you a solid foundation for an art-related career, studio work or graduate work in studio art. You will develop 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, you will learn to understand the influence of art on culture, history and communication. You will learn how to shape your own art to influence others and create a better world.

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Courses

The major consists of 50 SH.

Courses Credits
Core Courses
VACA 121 Drawing 4
VACA141 Foundations of Design 4
VACA 151 Photo 1 2
VACA 241 Graphic Design 1 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 384 Art History World  2
VACA 433 Advanced Studio 

Choose one of the following courses:
VACA 242 Graphic Design 2 
VACA 243 Graphic Design 3 

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Choose one of the following courses:

VACA 242 Graphic Design 2 
VACA 243 Graphic Design 3 

 2
Choose one of the following courses:

* VACA 323 Printmaking and Watercolor 
* VACA 335 Installation & Experimental Media
VACA 433 Advanced Studio (second time)

 4


For additional information about the curricula see the VACA course catalog.

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