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Visual Arts

Bachelor of Arts

The power of imagination is infinite.

Are you a deep thinker with effective writing skills and a passion for people? Are you interested in analyzing human behavior and cultural norms? If so, you may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts.

In the visual arts program at Regis University, students establish a firm basis in design, art history, and criticism while pursuing technical proficiency. This prepares students for the practice of art and grounds their knowledge in experience and first-hand problem-solving. The Visual Arts major prepares students for jobs in a wide field of options, including publications, public relations, graphic design, and others. The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts is also excellent preparation for graduate programs in Fine Arts.

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paper maché sculpture of a horse
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left to right, clockwise: "Elude," photograph by Natalie Bragdon; 2021 Senior Thesis Exhibit; "Iron Horse," paper maché sculpture by Grace Pramuk; "In Your Orbit," linocut by Monica Tran

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Program Snapshot

Course Format
On-campus courses

Academic Term
16-week semesters

Tuition for the 24-25 Academic Year

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Join a Community of Artists

As a student in the Art Program, you will develop your artistic skills and perspective as an individual, but also within the context of a vibrant community of practicing professional and student artists.

Explore Works by Visual Arts Students

photo: "Pinions" by Victoria Grace Rediger

Sample Visual Arts Classes

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FAA 240: Intro to Photography

Introduces photography as a medium of artistic expression.

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FAA 330: Design Foundation

Covers foundation concepts of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design.

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FAA 260: Intro to Sculpture

Examines the basic three-dimensional techniques & concepts of sculpture.

Program Details

Get all the details on our B.A. Visual Arts program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Visual Arts Career Paths

Visual Designer

Visual designers bring art to life in commercial contexts though focusing on color balance, brand image and the aesthetics of a design.

Fine Artist

Explore different artistic techniques such as painting, sculpture, drawing and mixed media arts to communicate visual ideas and concepts.

Art Educator

Work in school or community settings to teach students of all ages the princples of art and art history and help them express their own artistic visions.

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Choose Jesuit Education

Regis University follows in the heritage of the Jesuit Catholic order, prioritizing the development of the whole person while preparing you for the modern world. Learn more about our tradition of excellence and the benefits of a Jesuit education.

How to Apply

To apply to the B.A. Visual Arts program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcripts

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can help you through the entire application process, evaluate your prior learning credit (AP, IB, etc.) and provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees

Full-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $45,990/year (fall and spring semesters)
Part-time tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year (less than 12 credit hours per semester): $1,533/credit hour

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for On-Campus Daytime Undergraduates page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get a better look at what your financial aid package may include.

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Admissions Timeline

Regis University has a rolling admissions policy. However, you are encouraged to submit your application by the priority deadlines:

| Early Decision: Oct. 1
| First-Year Students: Jan. 1
| International Students: March 1
| Transfer Students: June 1

First-Year Students: Nov. 1
International Students: Nov. 1
Transfer Students: Dec. 1

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts is offered by the Art Program, in the Fine and Performing Arts Department within Regis College.