Degree Programs: The Department of Art offers the BFA and BA degrees. Art majors specialize in the following areas of study: art history, ceramics, fibers, new media art, painting, photo-media , printmaking, and sculpture. Pre-K - 12th grade school certification in visual art is available in conjunction with the Education Department. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art Bachelor of Arts, Art History NASAD Accreditation: Saint Mary's College is the first Catholic women's institution accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, NASAD, the only national accrediting body for art, assures that the program as well as the faculty, facilities and students meet high standards. Department Goals: The creative process in studio art demands interaction of perceptual and conceptual skills and develops the powers of awareness, imagination and expression. Results are realized by a balanced combination of structured problems and experimental investigations. This challenge, which requires effort and discipline, is the day to day endeavor in the studio experience. Learning is centered around a developing ability to judge critically and independently, without reliance upon preconceived solutions and answers.