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The Art & Design Program offers an Integrative Media track for students interested in a cross-disciplinary approach to studio arts. This option draws upon already existing courses or courses that might be taught on an experimental basis in the program. With two advising faculty members from appropriate areas within art and design, a student writes a contract to combine studio areas at the 300 level or above to form an Integrated Media track. All contracts must be approved by the program head.

Students can be admitted to this track through the BFA Portfolio Review.
Further details can be found in the Art & Design Office FA 312.





With both state of the art computer labs and dynamic studio spaces, we are wired for success with creative learning environments. Students have access to high quality input and output devices, including digital projectors, flatbed and slide scanners, and color and black-and-white laser printers. The labs are outfitted with the latest versions of industry-standard software. 

Spatial Arts maintains a state of the art facility capable of supporting all manner of work including a foundry, metal shop, wheel throwing, mold making area, and wood shop. New Media Art area has a hybrid studio/computer lab, FA 305 which is equipped with 21 high perfromance computers an overhead video/computer theatre size projector and a 3D printer. A second digital lab serves as an open lab for advanced New Media Art students. The New Media Art area is at the cutting edge of technology and cinematography with studios to explore advanced production techniques, post production editing and interactive robotics.



Checklists & Procedures

BFA • Integrative Media Track

The BFA degree is the nationally accepted professional degrees in art and design. These degrees carry a high level of expected growth and involvement on the student’s part. BFA students are not required to earn a minor outside of art and design, so spend more time studying in studios. Upon completion of 60 semester hours* in the university and 27 semester hours in art, majors who intend to apply for admission to the BFA degree option should register for ART 297 Portfolio Review. ART 297 Portfolio Review is the mechanism for faculty to review student portfolios so they may be admitted into the BFA program. All BFA majors are guaranteed a senior exhibition at NKU.



Students who choose this track work with faculty across multiple art and design disciplines. Here is a link to the full-time faculty in art and design.




Career Paths

Careers in art and design are ripe with opportunities. The 21st century multi-media explosion along with the emergence of the web, smart phones and digital tablets has created opportunities for designers and artists like never before. Business and cultural organizations across the planet need compelling visual content for these modern technologies. Combined with new tools such as 3D printing the creative class is helping to revolutionize our world. Here are possible paths your NKU Art & Design education will prepare you for...



Art Consultant

Art Critic/Writer

Art Director

Art Historian, Art Law Specialist

Art Lecturer/Visiting Scholar

Arts Management

Art Supervisor

Art Teacher


Arts Organization Administrator

Auction House Assistant

Book Illustrator, Technical/Production

Commercial Serigrapher/Silkscreener


Costume Designer

Curator - Corporate, Museum, University

Development/Grant Writer

Digital Imaging

Director of Visual Arts Program

Environmental Graphics

Exhibition Coordinator

Exhibition Designer

Fabric and Textile Designer

Fashion Photographer

Fine Arts Appraiser

Font Designer

Foundry Owner/Operator

Furniture Designer

Freelance Photographer

Gallery Director

Graphic Designer - Advertising, Corporate


Master Printer/Print Studio Owner

Model Maker

Multi-media Designer/Artist


Museum Educator/Researcher

Package Designer, Product Designer

Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker

Portrait Painter/Sculptor

Photo/Computer/Digital Lab Technician

Photography Lab Technician

Professor of Art/Design


Restorer, Conservator

Scientific Illustrator, Technical Illustrator

Special Effects Artist

Set Designer


Toy Manufacturer and Designer

TV/Video/Film, Cinematography

User Interface Designer

Urban Graphics Designer

Visual Resources Curator

Web Designer, Webmaster