Bachelor of Fine Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BA)

School of Social and Human Studies

The Bachelor of American History (BA) program objective is to provide students with a rich and complex understanding of U.S. history, society and cultures of the past and present; focusing on literature, social science or history. The degree prepares students for opportunities in business, politics, law, education, government, journalism and other related careers. The Bachelor of American History (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience (CSUNY) staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of American History (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor.

It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of (CSUNY)’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as (CSUNY) programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at (CSUNY)? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Fine Arts:

Renaissance through Modern Art
Principles of Design
Three-Dimensional Design
Digital Design
Contemporary Art
Modern Art
Latin American Art
African Art
Aspects of Asian Art
History of Photography


Orientation Courses:

What we do

Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project in Fine Arts:

What we do

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
Publication: Each Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide

Career Center Bachelor of Fine Arts

Job Description Bachelors in Fine Arts
Careers with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree help to develop visionary talents and provide a foundation for advancement into a visual communication, fashion, interior design or musical theater profession.

Employment Opportunities for Fine Arts

What we do

Graphic Artist / Designer
Art Director
Senior Graphic Designer
Creative Director
3d Artist

Professional Associations

American Arts Alliance (AAA)
Art Libraries Society of North America (ArLiSNA)
Arts & Crafts Society

Resources and Tools

Artists Toolkit
All Crafts craft ideas