Western Art students earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a standard major or a comprehensive major – which allows students to specialize in Studio Art (i.e.: Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture), Graphic Design, K-12 Education licensure and Art History. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is for students wishing to become professionals or pursue graduate studies in Art. It is a comprehensive major in which students study Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Jewelry, Sculpture and Graphic Design.
Art majors include:
The Brian Hirsh Award
The Brian Hirsh Award has been established by Joel and Barbara Hirsh to provide an award to a Western State Colorado University Senior majoring in Art. The small award is for a graduating senior, to give him/her a start in his/her career, perhaps to start a web site, a fee or an art show or art supplies; however, there are no strings attached. This scholarship serves to honor the art talent of Brian Hirsh, a 2001 graduate of Western who passed away in 2012.
- Must be a graduating Art major with skills in sculpturing, preferably in hand built ceramics.
- The recipient will be determined by the Art faculty, in consultation with Financial Aid.