Liberal Arts Degrees

Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Immerse yourself in the creativity and inspiration that surrounds us all with a degree from BVU’s Liberal Arts area of study. Explore what it means to be human, the experiences we share, and how to communicate across divides. You’ll gain hands-on experience and universal skills that all employers look for. Apply what you love to do in our top-notch, on-campus facilities when you step behind the camera, the mic, or the editing suite. Travel to Disney World, intern with a national magazine, or produce original music in our recording studios while studying in the liberal arts program. Above all, enjoy one-on-one advising from faculty experts who truly care.

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Undergraduate Degrees in Liberal Arts

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With a degree in English, you will study the language, stories, and poetry that shape our lives. English students sharpen their communication skills and explore literature, critical theory, cultural studies, and creative writing. Prepare for careers in a world shaped increasingly by the powers of text, imagination, and tale.

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The graphic design major prepares students to practice graphic design professionally in print, interactive, and motion design.

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The pre-professional art therapy major prepares students to apply to graduate programs in art therapy.

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The music major is divided into two categories: instrumental and vocal performance and instrumental and vocal education.

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Learn how to tune yourself to the important relationship building that happens through our interactions with others.

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With the explosion of electronic devices and Internet access, music and video is used by just about everyone.

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Students who major in digital media are prepared to become professional multimedia storytellers.

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Theatre and media performance students become proficient problem-solvers by learning all aspects of theatre, including acting and directing, design and technical theatre, and theatre management—all while exploring specific vocational goals.

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The Spanish major enables students to become better communicators and more globally aware citizens.

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Animation students begin their academic career by building a foundation in traditional art and then focusing on advanced courses in the art of animated storytelling.

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At BVU, the experience and practice of the visual arts is an interdisciplinary pursuit.

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BVU’s writing studies minor encourages students to view writing in terms of practice, process, and product in order to strengthen their abilities to respond to a variety of rhetorical situations.

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Arts management students are presented with opportunities that sharpen their artistic skill and deepen their understanding of art, theatre, or music.

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At BVU the experience and practice of the visual arts is an interdisciplinary pursuit.

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Whether in business, politics, sports, or the arts, effective communication campaigns are the foundation of success.

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Earn a Master’s Degree in 1 Year

With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in organizational leadership within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in liberal arts.

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Real Outcomes

What can I do with a degree in Liberal Arts?

As a BVU Liberal Arts student, you’ll graduate with skills and experience that will make you an asset at any company or organization. Whether you’re working with paint, poetry, or digital media, communication is key in today’s global marketplace. BVU Liberal Arts majors have gone on to work at The Cut from New York Magazine, ESPN Radio, Carnival Cruises, Dahl Arts Center, and more. 

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Liberal Arts Student Success

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Liberal Arts Faculty

Diego Aparicio
Diego Aparicio
Visiting Assistant Professor and Student Media Adviser
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Mr. David Boelter
Professor of Art
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Connie Bubash
Dr. Connie Bubash
Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Writing Studies
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Collin Byrd
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design & Animation
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Ms. Jamii Claiborne
Associate Professor of Digital Media
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Ms. Mary Donato
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
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Dr. Annamaria Formichella
Professor of English
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Andrea Frantz
Dr. Andrea Frantz
Professor of Digital Media
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Dr. Callè Friesen
Associate Professor of Education, Literacy and Early Childhood Education
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Dr. Mary Gill
Professor of Communication Studies
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Dr. Gwen Hart
Associate Professor of English
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Mr. Jerry Johnson
Assistant Professor of Digital Media
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Dr. Bryan Kampbell
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
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David Klee
Dr. David Klee
Professor of Music
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Dr. Bethany Larson
Professor of Theatre
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Sam McMillan
Dr. Samuel McMillan
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
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Mary Mello-Nee
Ms. Mary Mello-Nee
Professor of Art
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Dr. Steven Mills
Associate Professor of Spanish
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Harmony Murphy
Dr. Harmony R Murphy
Assistant Professor of Vocal Music
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Dr. Matthew Packer
Associate Professor of English
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Mr. Brian Pattie
Instructor of Communications
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Dr. Daniel Strohmyer
Director & Asst. Professor M.Ed. Program
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Dr. Karin Strohmyer
Associate Professor of Education, Special Education
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Mr. David Walker
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatre Productions
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Dr. Jared White
Assistant Professor of Spanish
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Tiffany Wurth
Tiffany Wurth
Director of Bands
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