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About Us

The Department of Art and Design offers the following Degrees and Options:

Areas of Emphasis: Drawing/Painting, Ceramics/Sculpture, Printmaking/Photography, Crafts/Design, Animation/New Media, Art History and a Graphic Design Option

Areas of Emphasis: Graphic Design, Illustration and Interactive Multimedia Design

Areas of Emphasis: Studio Art, Art Education, Art History and Interior Design

Course Descriptions and Degree Requirements

Go to the General Catalog website.

See the General for degree requirements and course descriptions.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the art major—or interior design major— enables graduates to pursue advanced study leading to careers in fields such as:

  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • CAD Design
  • Computer Art
  • Fine Arts
  • Gallery Work
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Museum Work
  • Photographer
  • Public Artist
  • Studio Production

Prospective students should contact faculty in their area of interest to further explore specific career opportunities. Students may also choose to pursue advanced degree work toward the M.A. in Art.

Our Areas of Study

Studio Art offers courses in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, animaton, new media, printmaking, design, glass blowing, glass casting and foundry.

Art Education leads towards a single subject teaching credential.

Art History presents a platform for students to examine, identify, and appreciate the visual arts.

Graphic Design offers a state-of-the-art program that prepares students for careers in graphic design, illustration, advertising, publishing, and Web design.

Interior Design uses the most advanced CAD and animation programs as well as traditional methods to train its students for success in the professions of retail, office, restaurant, healthcare, historic preservation, and residential design.

The M.A. in Art offers in depth advanced studies in Art History, Studio Art, Art Education and Interior Design.

Excellent Facilities

The Art and Design department is housed in the Phebe Conley Art Building: an award winning contemporary building complex.

Facilities include:

  • State-of-the-Art Computer Labs
  • Digital facilities
  • Studio Classrooms with North Lighting
  • Photographic darkroom
  • Printmaking, Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Crafts, Sculpture and Glass Studios
  • The Phebe Conley Art Gallery, the Dean’s Gallery, the President’s Gallery
  • Art & Design Slide Library
  • Interior Design Resource Room
  • Smart Classroom Lecture Hall Printmaking Area at Fresno State