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Bachelor of Arts
Fine Art: 2D (B.A.)
In ​the Fine Art Major, 2D Emphasis, students will master the skills and concepts ​required to become confident and productive professional artists. Students will be prepared for a lifetime of involvement in the arts and create a portfolio of work ​from still life, landscape, ​figurative​, and abstract works. You will explore a variety of techniques. With the expert faculty's guidance, you will develop technical and creative thinking skills and discover new possibilities that strengthen your work.
Art Students
Master Skills. Make Your Mark.
This degree will give students the necessary tools to communicate visually effectively. Students will gain a deeper understanding of art by being exposed to various art styles, concepts, and ways of thinking. Through this process, students will develop their artistic voice and taste. Under the supervision of the faculty at BYUI, students will develop a professional portfolio to represent them and their work in the professional world.
"I came to BYUI because my art teacher in high school said, 'Find a professor who paints how you want to paint because they will teach you to paint the way they do.' This may seem like common sense, but it has changed my life... I came to BYUI and found what I was looking for. The professors here did beautiful work... Please never change... I have learned from many other wonderful professors. They all have taught me valuable lessons that have enabled me to succeed... I have been set up for success... Thank you everyone for the wonderful education I received. I will forever have fond memories of BYUI and my time spent in the Spori."

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Fine Art, with a 2D emphasis, have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Curator of collections
Collect, exhibit, and maintain prints or paintings for collections of museums, libraries, corporations, and private collections.
Master printer at a fine arts press
A master printer working for a Fine Art Press uses printmaking techniques to produce print editions for clients who are artists. These editions are sold on the art market.
Printmaking or Painting professor/educator
Teach printmaking or painting and maintain a studio for an institution or workshop.
Freelance artist
Produces and markets prints while managing and promoting a fine art business.
Gallery Artist, Muralist or Portrait Artist
Gallery artists work closely with a team of galleries that need to sell their work. In a highly independent but demanding career, gallery artists set their working hours and choose the approach and subject they wish to paint. Muralists work on a commission basis. Working closely with state and local government, businesses, or private individuals, they help to create their employer's vision. Muralists get to travel and see the world as they work. Portrait Artists capture the essence of a person or pet in a work of art.

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