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Undergraduate Programs



Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art
The BFA in Art degree provides a focused program that prepares students for a professional career or graduate school.  Students may choose from concentrations in:  Ceramics, Drawing, Fibers, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interdisciplinary Electronic Arts, Interior Design, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture.

Bachelor of Arts in Art History
The BA in Art History degree first introduces students to the general principles of art through survey courses and then advances students to specialized study of ancient through contemporary periods in various artistic traditions. 

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and Merchandising
Both of these degrees provide students the opportunity to combine a fine arts education with technical preparation in the professional fields of apparel design or fashion merchandising.

Bachelor of Arts in Art
Students develop their talents as artists and gain a basic understanding of the history of art in this general degree program. The Bachelor of Arts is a good choice for students who wish to pursue a second major in a different subject. This degree provides the foundation for fields that require a visual arts background, such as art conservation, historic preservation and art therapy.

Advising
All students contemplating enrolling in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Science (Fashion Design and Merchandising) should see the department's undergraduate advisor prior to his/her first period of enrollment. The office is located in the main office of the Department of Art and Art History, 150 Community Arts Building, (313) 577-2980. Subsequently, the student should meet with the advisor prior to every registration period.  Students may meet with either Michele Porter located in 150 Art Building or Ryan Standfest located in 3114 Old Main.

Transfer students should consult the department's undergraduate advisor immediately upon entering Wayne State University. For this consultation, students should have transcripts of previous courses.

The undergraduate advisors in the Department of Art and Art History is responsible for the major advising only. Students should seek additional advising in planning their university required General Education requirements. The University Advising Center is located in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library, 1st floor, (313) 577-2680.

The undergraduate advisors in the Department of Art and Art History is primarily responsible for overall department advising and meets with students by appointment. A student also needs to consult with the full-time faculty in his/her chosen area of concentration. Office hours for faculty members are posted in the Department of Art and Art History office, 150 Community Arts Building. For other times, appointments may be made by calling the faculty during their posted office hours.