What is art?

Art is the study of the various creative means of expressing human thoughts, interests, attitudes, emotions and ideas. It involves both fine and commercial art.

Students majoring in art at BYU-Idaho can choose either a traditional major or a comprehensive major (BFA or BA/BS) where they emphasize in one of the following: graphic design, illustration, photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing or printmaking.

Why should I consider majoring in art?

Artists develop intellectual and technical skills in many different areas. For example, an art major choosing an emphasis in an area of fine art will expand their focus of knowledge in a different way than one choosing an emphasis in commercial art. Whatever emphases students pursue, the art foundation courses give them a base of knowledge in the art world. The foundation courses teach principles of drawing and composition, color, life drawing, ceramics, and sculpture.

What interests and values are related to art?

Art majors are usually interested in aesthetics and self-expression. Artists are creative and curious. They are also able to work independently and adjust to close public scrutiny and criticism.

What career fields are related to art?

  • Architectural Drafting/CAD Technology
  • Architectural Environmental Design
  • Architecture-Related Programs
  • Art (Fine & Studio)
  • Art History, Criticism & Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Audiovisual Communications Technology
  • Cinematography/Film & Video Production
  • Cosmetology & Related Personal Service
  • Crafts, Folk Art & Artistry
  • Culinary Arts & Related Services
  • Dance
  • Design & Applied Arts
  • Drafting/CAD/Design Technology
  • Drama, Theatre Arts & Stagecraft
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Graphic Communications
  • Graphic Design/Commercial Art/Illustration
  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts/Sciences/General Studies
  • Medical Illustration & Informatics
  • Multimedia/Animation/Special Effects
  • Museology & Museum Studies
  • Photography
  • Radio/TV/Digital Communication
  • Rehabilitation/Therapeutic Professions
  • Technology/Ind Arts Teacher Education
  • Visual & Performing Arts

How can I learn more about art?

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Contact Source:

College of Performing & Visual Arts Career and Academic Advising
Location: Chapman 107