Programs of Study

Learn more about our degree programs:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

Graphic Design

  • Digital Animation and Motion Concentration
  • Digital Art Concentration
  • Print and Web Concentration

Studio Art Concentration

K-12 Art Education Concentration

Art History Concentration

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with an Art Education Concentration


In addition, the Department of Art also offers minors in:

Students interested in the Department of Art should know that a minimal number of courses is offered in the evening. Completion of any of the degree programs requires daytime enrollment.

A minor in art studio requires the completion of 24 hours in art courses. The minor must include ART 201, 251, and 252, and 15 hours of ART electives with at least 6 hours in courses numbered 300 or above.

A minor in art history requires the completion of 24 credit hours in art history to include ART 280, 281, 282, 383, 392, 480 and an additional 6 credit hours of art history at the 300+ level. 3 credit hours of foreign language may be taken in place of one art history elective.

Exhibition opportunities.

Students have many opportunities to exhibit their work at Nicholls State University. Each year the Department of Art hosts its Annual Student Exhibition. This exhibition is a juried competition for studio art, graphic design and art history students featuring “outside peer review” which means it is judged by professional artists, designers, and writers from outside the Department of Art and outside the university. Other exhibition opportunities for student include the annual Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity Theme Show, Art Works Fundraiser exhibition, and Senior Capstone Exhibitions. Advanced level students are required to apply for competitive exhibition, conference presentation, and workshop opportunities outside the institution. Graphic design students are also required to have an internship with a graphic design firm in the region.