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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 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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Full Sail University - Online
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Ashworth College
Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.
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Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design

Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design (ACB) was incorporated under the laws of the state of Arkansas in May 1974.
 

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Southern Technical College

Southern Technical College provides education and training in a variety of medical and technical areas that enable graduates to obtain entry-level employment.

Programs Offered:
  • A.S. - Digital Design

 
California College San Diego

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

Programs Offered:
  • Graphic Arts (AAS)
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Antonelli College

Antonelli College has been a well-known member of the visual arts community in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1947. Our mission is to empower individuals by providing quality, focused education and the development of life-changing skills.

Programs Offered:
  • Photography

 
Liberty University

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Fine Arts: Graphic Design

 
ABCO Technology

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
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Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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

 
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