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Art, BA

A studio-based fine art program that offers a broad and deep exploration of what it means to be culturally aware, skilled, and productive, the Bachelor of Arts in Art balances studio courses in drawing/painting and digital media with art history and visual studies.

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A studio-based fine art program that offers a broad and deep exploration of what it means to be culturally aware, skilled, and productive, the Bachelor of Arts in Art balances studio courses in drawing/painting and digital media with art history and visual studies. Students’ education, experience, and training in understanding cultural practices take full advantage of the remarkable scope of the College of Arts, Media and Design. The focus of obtaining a well-rounded liberal arts education, within a broad study of the arts and humanities, is complemented by the study of a language and its cultural context and knowledge in the natural, physical, and social sciences. Some courses in this program are offered in Ireland, a cultural treasure-house amid natural splendor, where students may have an intensive and immersive experience. There students make art in their own studios in an art school equipped with all the tools and resources an artist requires. Select courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), adjacent to the Northeastern campus, permit students to discover new talents and interests. Most important, ample elective choices include study-abroad programs and span the complete range of offerings of our college.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Use art and design theory and history to analyze, frame, and critique creative works across a range of times, cultures, and media.
2. Gather information and apply modes of inquiry based in the humanities, sciences, social sciences and visual arts to analyze and produce creative work.
3. Demonstrate competency in visual, spatial, and/or time-based media through the production of creative works.
4. Demonstrate collaborative learning skills through group discussion and critique.
5. Discuss creative works in light of their social and ethical implications.
6. Create visual artworks that express ideas and demonstrate an individual vision and voice.
7. Describe, analyze, and evaluate how the student’s studio-based creative practice has evolved over time.

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Interests of Art, BA Students

  • art history
  • arts
  • creativity
  • design
  • digital media
  • drawing
  • painting
  • visual studies

Co-op Opportunities

  • Sametz Blackstone Associates
    Boston, MA
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Art, BA Requirements

Drawing Fundamentals Elective

Arts, Media and Design Electives

Concentration in Visual Studies

Art and Design History Electives: Courses in architectural history and media and screen studies may also be used upon approval by the chair of the Department of Art + Design.

Major GPA Requirement

A major GPA of 2.500 is required.

Program Requirement

129 total semester hours required

*For complete program course listing, visit the University course catalog.

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar’s website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Program Coordinators:

Julia Hechtman

Assistant Teaching Professor

j.hechtman@northeastern.edu
617-373-3872

Department Chair:

Tad Hirsch

Department Chair, Professor

tad.hirsch@northeastern.edu

Administrators:

Zohreh Firouzabadian

Academic Manager

z.firouzabadian@northeastern.edu
617-373-8296

Nhora Delgado

Administrative Assistant

n.delgado@northeastern.edu
617-373-4340

Dara-Lynn Pelechatz

Administrative Officer

d.pelechatz@northeastern.edu
617-373-5242

Academic Advisors:

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

j.faber@northeastern.edu
617-373-3701

Greg Zuch

Academic Advisor

g.zuch@northeastern.edu
617-373-7942

Co-op Advisors:

Dori Peleg Mazor

Co-op Coordinator

d.mazor@northeastern.edu
617-373-3439

Michelle Hagopian

Co-op Coordinator

m.hagopian@northeastern.edu
617-373-6908

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Co-op Coordinator

k.murphy@northeastern.edu
617-373-3412

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