May 24, 2012
Dixie State College Given Regent Approval for New Four-Year Degree in Art
(St. George, UT) – Dixie State College of Utah received Utah State Board of Regents approval to offer a new four-year bachelor’s degree program in art at the USBR meeting held this past Friday at Snow College in Ephraim. The addition of the new baccalaureate degree continues the College’s progression toward fulfilling its mission to offer core, foundational and high demand educational opportunities consistent with four-year colleges, and to meet the demands of business and industry, including those in Utah’s public education institutions. Class work for the new art degree program will begin this fall.
The new art degree program, offered as both a bachelor’s of art and a bachelor’s of science, will feature a number a emphases programs students can pursue, including art education; 3D/sculpture/ceramics; graphic design; painting and drawing; and photography and digital imagery. The program is designed to prepare students to seek opportunities in art and design, and will also promote the development of transferable skills that can be applied in other settings, including K-12 education.
“This is a great day at Dixie State College! Our students and faculty have desired this degree for a long time and with this approval, those students wishing to major in art can now do so,” said Dr. Donald Hinton, DSC Dean of Arts and Letters. “I am very grateful to our art faculty for all their work to make this possible. It is nice to add this degree program and emphases to our fine arts degree offerings.”