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Fine Arts and Design Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The fine arts and design College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or ...Read More[+]
A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The fine arts and design College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow you to officially declare your major until your sophmore year so that you experience a broad range of courses that will help you choose the most appropriate major.

Some universities and colleges in the US ask you to list a major choice on your application for admission. If you are interested in a major that requires a lot of classes, or classes that are limited to students in that major, you may have to declare earlier than usual. As well, for some majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) during your first year before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some fine arts and design majors may have limited enrollment, so in fact you might even be required to apply to get the major you want, including attending an interview or writing an essay.

Associate degrees in fine arts and design have designations that effectively act as "majors", such as the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA). Certificate programs do not have majors as such; they carry a designation (for instance certificate in Digital Media) which is much more specific than a general degree title. Usually, the field of study at the community college level is career-focused to the point where students do not take "elective" courses as they do for bachelor's degrees. Hence the designation of the associate's degree or certificate effectively stands in for the "major."
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The Art Institutes system of schools  Campus

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs Offered:
  • Digital Photography (BFA)
  • Illustration & Design (BFA)
  • Game Art & Design (BFA)
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Brightwood College  Campus

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

Programs Offered:
  • General Applied Photography

 
Full Sail University - Online  Online
Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.
Programs Offered:
  • Game Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Game Art, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Computer Animation, Bachelor of Science (Online)
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Southern Technical College  Campus
Get the hands-on training you need for career success at Southern Technical College.
Programs Offered:
  • A.S. - Digital Design

 
Los Angeles Film School  Campus
Get the career of your dreams with an education from the Los Angeles Film School.
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science, Animation & VFX

 
Keiser University Campus  Campus

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Science in Video Game Design
  • Associate of Science in Graphic Arts and Design

 
ABCO Technology  Campus

ABCO Technology is an accredited computer training academy that offers diploma programs for individual students, professionals and companies to learn different areas of Information technology and seek gainful employment.

Programs Offered:
  • Animation
  • Multimedia and Design
  • Multimedia
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California College San Diego  Campus

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

Programs Offered:
  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design (BS)

 
Virginia College  Campus

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

Programs Offered:
  • BAC-3D Imaging & Animation

 
Sullivan College of Technology and Design  Campus
Boost your career with training from Sullivan College of Technology and Design.
Programs Offered:
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Graphic Design

 
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