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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

B.A. in Fine Arts

Guitarist in an art museum in Montreal, Canada

The Fine Arts major requires 30 credits of coursework and allows students to draw from both art history and music history courses, as well as studio art and music lessons or ensembles, in crafting the specific concentration of their major. For more on this major's requirements please see the Course Catalog.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify, explain and analyze works of art from both western and non-western societies from different eras.
  • Students will recognize and explain the relationship of artistic styles to historical events and intellectual trends.
  • Students will distinguish among stylistic differences in musics of different eras and from different cultures.
  • Students will explain historical changes in musics of different eras and from different cultures.
  • Students will express ideas clearly through writing.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in musical skills.