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Art + Design Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) more info...

42-45 credits within the major. 120 credits total college credits.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art + Design allows students to explore an alternative and/or broader approach to Art + Design Studies. Taking advantage of this curriculum allows students to cross disciplines and techniques from the entire department. This degree requires fewer credit hours than the BFA degrees and allows for a more tailored educational experience. Students may investigate a broader range of interests, or focus in one area at a slightly quicker pace. Bachelor of Arts graduates will be qualified for any number of careers within the fields of art and design and have the ability to pursue graduate study.

The following Art + Design Department majors offer this degree:

Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) more info...

69 - 84 credits within the major. 128 credits of total college credits.
A minimum GPA of 3.0 or better is required in the major.

Art + Design offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees across the spectrum of arts and design disciplines, including Fine Arts, Product Design, Interior Architecture, Illustration, Graphic Design, and Advertising Art Direction. The BFA programs in Art + Design are intended to provide intensive training in the intellectual, technical, and physical skills necessary for arts and design professionals. The BFA is for students majoring in the above mentioned disciplines with definite career intentions.

The following Art + Design Department majors offer this degree:

Second Bachelor of Art Programs (2nd BA) more info...

70 credits are required to complete this major.

If you've already earned a bachelor's degree from Columbia or another accredited institution, you can earn a second bachelor of art at Columbia. Check with the admissions office for more information.

The following Art + Design Department majors offer this certificate: