B.A. in Visual Arts and Experimental Media - College of Mount Saint Vincent

Division of Communication, Art, and Media

Division of Communication, Art, and Media

B.A. in Visual Arts and Experimental Media

Degree Requirements

The B.A. in Visual Arts and Experimental Media requires 120 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements   43 credits*
Required Major Courses 15 credits 
ART 114 History of Art 3: 1920 to Present (3 credits)
ART 115 Drawing 1 (3 credits)
ART 307 Introduction to Art Criticism (3 credits)
COMM 388 Survey of Experimental Media
and Digital Arts
(3 credits)
ART/COMM 480 Senior Interdisciplinary
Art Studio
(3 credits)
Upper Level Area Concentration*
(Complete at least 5 courses)
15 credits
ART 117 Foundations of Design 1 (3 credits)
ART 118 Foundations of Design 2 (3 credits)
ART 203, ART 205 Photography (3 credits)
ART 305 Painting 1 (3 credits)
ART 306 Painting 2 (3 credits)
ART 311 Ceramics I (3 credits)
ART 312 Ceramics 2 (3 credits)
ART 314 Modern Art (3 credits)
ART 326 Making Public Art (3 credits)
ART 327 Directed Open Studio (3 credits)
ART 345 Sculpture (3 credits)
ART 349 Relief Printmaking (3 credits)
ART 350 Monotype Printmaking (3 credits)
ART 427 Topics in Studio (3 credits)
ART 431 Art of Native Cultures (3 credits)
ART 435 Current Trends (3 credits)
ART 440 Digital Matte Painting (3 credits)
COMM 220 Visual Communication and Design (3 credits)
COMM 301 Video Production (3 credits)
COMM 302 Video Postproduction and Editing (3 credits)
COMM 303 Sound Design (3 credits)
COMM 304 Cinematics and Motion Graphics (3 credits)
COMM 309 Image Design with Photoshop (3 credits)
COMM 333 New Media and Society (3 credits)
COMM 346 Information Arts (3 credits)
COMM 347 Experimental Media (3 credits)
COMM 351 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
COMM 353 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
COMM 382 Experimental Film (3 credits)
COMM 402 Animation (3 credits)
COMM 403 Interactive Design (3 credits)
COMM 406 iOS Application Development (3 credits)
COMM 440 Digital Matte Painting (3 credits)
Open Elective at least 1 more
major elective course
TOTAL 33 credits

Please note: with her/his advisor, the student will design a program of 15 credit hours of upper level courses from the list above, which is intended to provide specialization in an area of visual arts or experimental arts and media. Areas of concentration may focus, but need not be exclusive, to visual arts (painting, digital painting, design, art criticism, human communication) or experimental arts and media (video, experimental media, intermedial arts in two and three dimensions, sound, motion graphics, new media, human communication).

Sample Program

B.A. in Visual Arts and Experimental Media
(120 credits)

Year 1

FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II 3 credits
Modern Languages and Literatures Core 6 credits
Core Courses 9 credits
ART 114 History of Art 3 3 credits
ART 115 Drawing 1 3 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2

Core Courses 15 credits
ART 307 Introduction to Art Criticism 3 credits
Upper Level Area Concentration Courses 6 credits
Open Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3

Core Courses 9 credits
Upper Level Area Concentration Courses 6 credits
COMM 388 Survey of Experimental Media and Digital Arts 3 credits
Open Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4

Core Courses 3 credits
ART/COMM 491 Senior Interdisciplinary Art Studio 3 credits
Upper Level Area Concentration Courses 6 credits
Open Electives 20 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 120