Thank you for your interest in Valley City State University. Here you will join a community of artists with exceptional talent, diverse points of view, and intense curiosity. Valley City State University welcomes applications for admission from students who are passionate about the visual and media arts.
Valley City State University offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree spanning the fine arts, design, and art education. Certificates are available in Digital Design.
Art Major: Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science
The Fine Arts Major comprises programs in painting, printmaking, drawing, design, sculpture, digital media, photography, and ceramics. After exposure to a broad range of ideas and techniques, students in all programs work individually with faculty advisers to develop their own direction and aesthetic values. As evidence of its commitment to encouraging creative independence, VCSU offers students their own workspace in preparation for their senior exhibition.
Bachelor of Science in Art Education
Art Education is a field of study that explores art as an expression of culture, time and individual identity. Art educators design instructional strategies that help people of all ages understand the nature of making art, interpreting art, relating it to historical developments and exploring its uniqueness as a human endeavor. In the school setting, art education professionals develop instructional materials and curriculum that not only help youth interact with the art created by others, but provide opportunities for them to explore art as a means for better understanding themselves and the culture in which they exist.