Art BFA, BA, or BS

SADAH's Art Degree Programs allow students to develop a visual vocabulary, foster a deeper understanding of the formal visual relationships in the art and design process, enhance their aesthetic awareness of art forms, and promote independence to seek professional growth.

BFA in Art

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is for those students whose goal is the professional production of visual art. Only those students serious about preparing for a studio career in the visual arts and willing to commit the time and energy necessary to achieve professional competence in their chosen area of emphasis should enroll. Within the major, students develop competency in several media and foster a professional command of at least one medium through a concentration. Upon graduation, students are prepared to pursue the professional production and exhibition of their art or more in-depth study at the graduate school level.

The BFA in Art requires a portfolio review.

BA in Art

The Bachelor of Arts degree is for students interested in pursuing a program of art study that promotes lifelong learning with an emphasis on the humanities.

Designed for students who seek a breadth of knowledge in the visual arts, the BA in Art is suited for students with an interest or background in the humanities. 

The BA in Art does not require a portfolio review.

BS in Art

The Bachelor of Science degree is for students seeking a breadth of knowledge in the visual arts and with a preferred interest or background preparation in math, the natural sciences, or the social sciences. The Art BS allows students to develop their visual vocabulary and provides a range of elective options that complement the major in art.  

The BS in Art does not require a portfolio review.

Hardware and Software Requirements

SADAH's programs require all students to have a laptop computer equipped with and capable of running any necessary software. SADAH considers a laptop an essential tool for total participation in classes and content. Read more about SADAH's hardware and software requirements.

Suggested Specifications

Operating System (OS) 

Storage (GB) 

Screen Size (IN) 

Random Access Memory (RAM) 

Graphics Memory (VRAM) 

Processor (CPU) 
M3 pro or Intel 13th Gen i7 / i9 

Required Specifications

Operating System (OS) 
MacOS or Windows 11 

Storage (GB) 

Screen Size (IN) 

Random Access Memory (RAM) 

Graphics Memory (VRAM) 

Processor (CPU) 
M3 pro or Intel 13th Gen i5

Required Software

Microsoft 365* 






*Provided by JMU

Art Faculty

Maryalice Carroll

Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics


Corinne Diop

Graduate Director for Art, Photography Coordinator, Professor of Art

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Jack McCaslin

Printmaking Coordinator, Professor of Art


R. Mertens

Fiber Arts and Weaving Coordinator, Associate Professor


Mark Rooker

Metals and Jewelry Coordinator, Professor of Art


Martha Saunders

Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting


Rebecca Silberman

Professor of Art, Photography


Greg Stewart

Art Area Coordinator, Sculpture Coordinator, Professor of Art


Susan Zurbrigg

Painting and Drawing Coordinator, Professor of Art

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