Drawing, Painting, Print, Paper & Book Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts Two-Dimensional (2D) Studio
art degree program provides students with a sequence of studio experiences and critical encounters in two-dimensional art forms including drawing, painting, print, paper and book arts.
Through demonstration of techniques, materials, studio practices, and critique, BFSDoArt faculty strengthen students’ capacities to question their intentions and expand their technical expertise and research practice to develop a coherent body of advanced work that is the beginning of the student’s professional art career.
Students studying in the 2D Studio Art program have access to the Visual Arts Building’s Mac computer labs, studio spaces, and photo-shooting room with green screens and SLR digital cameras.
Students pursuing a B.F.A. are required to complete the Foundations Program before starting their degree coursework. This exciting first year provides an intellectually rigorous, studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design. Students work through a series of learning experiences designed to address traditional, interdisciplinary, and innovative approaches to technical and conceptual practices.
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|Employment of photographers is projected to grow by 13 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012)
|According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions in the art field were expected to rise 12% from 2008-2018, which was an average pace compared to other job sectors.
|Artists held about 208,000 jobs in 2004. Sixty-three percent were self-employed. Employment was distributed as follows:
- Art directors: 71,000
- Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators: 29,000
- Artists and related workers, all other: 8,500
- Craft artists: 6,100
Types of Jobs & Pay
- Comic Strip Artist
- Court Artist
- Greeting Card
- Direct Mail
- Museum Artist
- Newspaper/Print Layout Artist
- Special Effects
- Stained Glass
- Visual Aid Artist
Artist in Residence
Automobile Specialty Painter
Dark Room Technician
- Children’s Literature
- Photo Retoucher
2D Studio Art Faculty