Art and Design

Our Degree Program

The Department of Art and Visual Culture at Iowa State University offers a four-year accredited Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design with two emphasis options:

  • Art and Culture
  • Visual Culture Studies

Both options require students to complement their art coursework with study in an area outside of the College of Design. This can include a second major or minor, or an alternate program of study approved by your academic adviser.

Many students pursue this BA degree in conjunction with majors or minors such as journalism, advertising, business, history or psychology.

The two Art and Design curricula provide a solid liberal arts educational experience that can be a springboard into a wide array of graduate school and career opportunities, including:

  • Art criticism
  • Art history
  • Art sales
  • Corporate art collections
  • Gallery/museum studies
  • Art therapy