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How many years do you have to do ti get a art agree?

Well I want to get a art agree but u just don,t know how many years I have to do

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Paul’s Answer

Normally the Bachelors Degree in Art can be obtained in four to five years.

The first two years are dedicated to completing General University and Core Requirements (social sciences, natural sciences, math, humanities, etc...)

The last two are used to complete your art major and degree concentrations.

So, on average, overall it will take four to five years to complete.
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Joseph’s Answer

It took me four years to get a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing & English. Most other arts degrees would likely take around the same length of time. Just be sure to reach out to as many people in the field as you can. Try to get some experience BEFORE graduating, if you haven't already.
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Ellen’s Answer

Hi Eryana
Good question! You've already gotten a good detailed response, here is some more info. In the US, like any other degree, it takes 4 years to get a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) or a BA (Bachelor of Art with a major in studio art, or "fine arts"). You will attend a 4 year college, or university, or art school.

At an art school, you'll earn a BFA and focus on studio art from your first year all the way through to your graduation. At a college or university, you'll earn a BA with a major in art, but you will also be able to take courses in other subjects, such as science, history, literature, or languages, and some colleges or universities will require you to take courses in other subjects for a broader educational experience. You usually don't have to declare your major until the end of your second year, so you'd have time to take courses in a variety of subjects. The art school route is best for students who are really certain they want to study fine art. Colleges and universities are better for students who may be interested in studying fine art, but who might want to get a broader education, or have other interests they want to investigate through taking courses.

After you receive your BA or BFA, you could go on to do graduate work in studio art by getting a Masters degree in art, a MFA. This usually takes about 2 years. This is considered a "terminal" degree, and would qualify you to teach art at the college or university level, but that is all this degree is really good for.

If you wanted to go into art education, you could get a degree in art education, usually a BA or a BS degree from a four year college or university. Or, you could get a masters in art education, a MS degree, which takes about 2 years (with student teaching). Either will qualify you to become a licensed art teacher in public elementary and secondary schools. I was an art teacher, and I had a BA with a major in art history, but I got a MS in art education, so that I could teach in public schools.

If you didn't want to, or couldn't commit to a four year school, there are Junior Colleges or Community Colleges that offer a two year Associate degree, just make sure the one you choose offers art classes. Junior colleges and Community colleges are often more affordable than four year colleges and universities, which can make financial sense, but of course, you'll not learn as much as in a four year program. However, after you received your Associate degree, you could transfer to a four year college or university for two years to complete a Bachelor degree. For some students this makes financial sense, as they can save some money in their first two years of college. Most colleges and universities will accept transfers from Junior Colleges, but some may not, and some colleges may not accept all of your Junior college course credits, so beware of this.

You've got lots of choices! I hope this helps. Best wishes.
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Mona’s Answer

Hello Eryana. It's so wonderful that you are interested in getting an art degree. I am sure it can help you be a better artist and provide better network connections, career advice, and mentoring.

How long it takes generally depends on the art program you choose to study. Some community colleges offer an associate degree in fine arts which can be completed in two years. However, a bachelor's degree in Art (BA) is a four-year study program, and you will spend much of that time in your studio classrooms. The university's Art departments usually offer these disciplines:
-Drawing
-Painting
-Graphic design
-Art history
-Publication and illustration
-Photography/Videography/Sound design
-Printmaking
-Sculpting
-Digital Art
There is also another option, the Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), which is an interdisciplinary program that encourages students to become creative and explore a variety of specializations.

If you wish to extend your study to a higher educational level, there are two choices: a master's degree (MA) or a master of Fine Arts (MFA). Both can be achieved in 2 years of study. Both an MA and MFA provide a master’s degree for professions within the arts field, but one of the major differences between them is their primary focus. An MA degree program focuses broadly on liberal arts and humanities careers, whereas an MFA program is generally more specific in direction, providing detailed instruction about the discipline of your interest.

For example, if you want to learn more about how we communicate, you may pursue a Master of Arts in communication. But if you’re more interested in learning how to communicate better via the written word, a Master of Fine Arts major in creative writing may provide more information for this specific type of medium. Other fine arts specialties (MFA) include painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. With an MA, you can get a master's in anthropology, communication, teaching, sociology, art history, etc.

There is also the possibility of the doctoral degree (Ph.D.), which usually consists of 27 credit hours of core and elective coursework plus doctoral research, and typically takes four-five years to complete.
And, of course, there are many certifications or diplomas that various Art associations or institutes offer.

To summarize, the length of your study depends on what profession you want to have. I suggest you research careers you are interested in and see what level of study they require. For example, try to figure out if you wish to be an independent artist and a freelancer or if you wish to work for a community or association so that you can plan your study better. I hope it was helpful and wish you the best of luck.
Thank you comment icon Thanks you so much for giving me this information I need it know Eryana
Thank you comment icon You are very welcome. Mona Ahmadi
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Mahtab’s Answer

Hello there! The choice is entirely in your hands! You could earn a certificate in just half a year, or you could pursue a PhD, which requires a much longer commitment. If your interests lie in art history or a similar theoretical field, going for a higher degree could be more beneficial, especially if you're aiming for a career in academia. However, in most art-related fields, your practical experience often carries more weight than your academic qualifications.

Speaking from my own experience, I aspire to be a UI/UX designer. When I looked at job descriptions, almost all of them listed a bachelor's degree as the bare minimum requirement. So, I'm aiming for at least a bachelor's degree, possibly even a master's. But anything beyond that doesn't seem to hold much importance. What truly matters is the strength of my portfolio, which can only be built with ample experience. So, in the end, your choice of major will greatly influence your decision.
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