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Art + Design

College of Arts and Humanities

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Application for Majors & Minors

Online Application for Majors BA Art and BA Visual Art Teaching Form

Online Application for Minors Art + Design and Art History Form

All new Art and Design majors begin as a BA in Art major or a BA in Visual Art Teaching major. The department offers advising for a Studio Art track and a Graphic Design track for the BA in Art.

Students enrolled in the BA in Art may choose to submit an application for entrance into the BFA program during their Junior year (90 credits or more).

Application to the Bachelor of Fine Arts:  The application to apply for the BFA degree in the areas of Studio Art and Graphic Design will be available in October 2020.

Deadline: November 1st, 2020

Students must have:

1) Junior class standing (90 or more credits)
2) an Art GPA of 3.0 or better
3) have taken at least 5 art classes

In addition, for the BFA in Graphic Design:

Students must have completed ART 170, 172, 225, 274 and 283 or be currently enrolled 274 & 283.
A digital portfolio is required. See the application for details.



The Visual Art Teaching BA is a comprehensive visual-art program that qualifies students to teach art at either the elementary or secondary levels in regular or self-contained classrooms. Students taking this major are required to apply to the Teacher Preparation Program and complete the Secondary Education major offered through the Curriculum, Supervision, and Educational Leadership Department, in order to be recommended for Washington State licensure.

Secondary Education Major Application:

Secondary Education Major Required Courses:

Advising Documents

Recommended courses for First Year Art + Design majors Fall 2020
download this PDF to assist you in planning your fall 2020 quarter

CWU General Education Program worksheet

Do I need to take the Quantitative Reasoning and/or Academic Writing I Placement Test?

Download this PDF for directions and answers to all your questions.

Following are curriculum documents with required courses for all Art + Design Degrees

BA Art

BA Visual Art Teaching (Art Education)


4 Year Plans

BA Art



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