Fine Arts and Visual Studies

In contemporary culture, visual images are powerful tools that actively construct meanings of identity, place, and power.

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Program Overview

Through the Fine Arts/Visual Studies interest area at Bryant, you will learn to think critically about your surroundings, drawing on knowledge of historical periods and diverse cultures.

Images surround us in our every day life – in film, television, paintings, architecture, billboards, newspapers, magazines, computer graphics, and photography. To become a discerning observer, you will attend classes in cultural studies, media studies, popular material culture, film theory, and the histories of art and photography.

Having studied Fine Arts/Visual Studies, you will possess a deep understanding of cultural and historical references, and will be able to rely on that knowledge to analyze the world around you. Our graduates go on to secure positions in research and teaching, marketing and advertising, arts administration, and in museums in the United States and abroad.


  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.  
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