Department of Art and Design Overview

The Art and Design Department is housed in the Donald and Maria Cox Visual Arts Building which opened in the fall of 2000. This new art complex tripled our studio space and is a delightful environment to create art. With East River Mountain as our stage, the Cox Building is a diamond on our already beautiful campus.

At Bluefield College, we offer four majors in the art and design field: Art, Art Education, Art Business, and Graphic Communication. In Art, we specialize in the traditional arts of drawing, painting, ceramics and sculpture, and teach the student how to develop a professional art portfolio. In addition, we offer classes in photography and art history.

Our Art Education program is Art PreK-12 with a Virginia teaching licensure.

The Art Business major gives the student an option to pursue a career in art administration or art management and helps students understand the business aspect of how to make a living being an artist.

The Graphic Communication major is a unique major combining art, communication, and business classes. Students take classes in computer graphics, drawing, printmaking, mass communications, marketing, and advertising – just to name a few.

Majors and Minors