Visual Arts Dual Discipline


About the Program

Olivet offers unique combinations within the visual arts program so you can customize your path of study while pursuing your passion for the arts. The dual discipline major differs from a visual arts major in that it will prepare students for careers in pre-art therapy or business that rely on a strong arts background. It is not intended to train working artists.

Below is a sampling of Visual Arts courses offered. A full listing of courses can be found in the Academic Catalog on page 77.


  • Business

    The visual arts business concentration is designed for students interested in engaging in an art-related business, such as owning/operating an art gallery, becoming a self-employed artist or seeking employment in corporations that are looking for college graduates with computer technology capabilities and artistic/creative skills.

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  • Pre-Art Therapy

    Students with this concentration would be required to earn a master’s degree in art therapy to practice in the profession. Our program is designed to meet the course requirements for entrance into art therapy graduate programs. Art therapists use art in treatment, assessment and research and provide consultations to allied professionals.

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Courses in the Program

BUS 412 - Small Business Development Seminar
PSY 420 - Counseling and Psychotherapy
ART 242 - Modern and Contemporary Art History
ART 251 - Painting: Fundamental
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