Bachelor of Visual Arts

Career Objectives

Develop the field of aesthetic creation and visual communication, contributing in this way to the artistic and cultural development of the country.

Professional Profile

Professional capable of practicing in any activity linked to the world of art.

He has expressive, technical and methodological resources of his discipline and mastery in his own artistic production.

He has knowledge of history and theory of art that provide him *theoretical and *historiographical references.

He makes use of technology where he manages and integrates digital and *multimedia lines as well as the audiovisual line.

With the Bachelor of Visual arts, you will be able to opt for:

Master’s degree or PhD in Fine Art

They can access the qualification in pedagogy in two additional semesters to the curriculum, which will grant them the Bachelor’s degree in Education and the Title of Art Teacher.

Or entering the world of work

Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

He analyzes, processes and interprets visual elements, understands their contest and meaning and appreciates the aesthetic and structural value of visual communication in its various contexts: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, *Multimedia, among others.

He performs his own works and shows them in art galleries.

He advises artistically on any activity linked to the art world.

He takes charge of the management and realization of artistic-cultural projects.

As part of the research activity in universities, he is focused on the development of theoretical and practical aspects of art, as well as the *History of Art.

He carries out artistic and cultural extension functions in Universities.

He creates artistic products through the digital and multimedia line, through video, animation and other visual variants.

He performs teaching in all the educational levels, to teach subjects of his specialty as well as participating in extracurricular work creating and teaching specialization workshops in various disciplines of art.

He performs creative and recreational activities in schools, clubs and other institutions.

He takes charge of the creation and arrangement of techniques in the production of pamphlets, slides, audiovisual media, and special libraries.

He teaches cultural dissemination courses.

He produces and disseminates artistic works, carries out the management of its sales and also acts as an advisor in their purchase.

He advises in restoration tasks of patrimonial works linked to his field.

He performs reports and valuation of cultural property.

He performs the work of Art Critic with theoretical and conceptual support of the tradition of Fine Art, but with the capacity to redefine and question artistic *paradigms, supporting new challenges and emerging artistic problems at the same time.

He takes charge of the management of museums and art galleries.

Se encarga del área cultural de instituciones y empresas públicas y/o privadas.

He works as an Art Director in audiovisual pieces or plays.

He creates therapy approach workshops in support of mental health, linked to sports, culture and recreation departments of institutions and companies.

He creates training workshops of the discipline for a specific public, in a private way or with the support of public and/or private institutions.

Computing offers increasingly unsuspected possibilities for visual investigation.

Occupational Field

Art Galleries



Public or Private Institutions

Cultural Centers

School of Fine Arts

Professional Institutes

Magazines specialized in Art


Advertising Companies

Design and Display Advertising Agencies

Mass Media



Estimated time of College years

4 years

Main courses considered in the study plan

Professional Area

Plastic Arts Workshop



Cinema, Video

*History of Art



*Visual Communication

Materials Technology


*Digital Graphics

*Multimedia Workshop

Research Methodology

*Visual Semiotics


*Theory of Art

*Contemporary Art

*Latin American Art

*Comprehensive Workshop

Cultural and Project Management


Theory of Art and Cultural Management

Media Art

Engraving and Graphics




Ceramic Art


Textile Arts

Graphic Design

*History of Art

Patrimonial Preservation, Restoration and Management

Engraving and Watercolor

History of Film


Narrative and Drama (screenplay)

Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate for this career


Curiosity and capacity of amazement towards the image, the aesthetics, the color

Interest in drawing, painting and molding in some material

With sense of detail

Interest in arts and culture

Clear disposition for research in this area

Interest in showing the reality that society lives today


Aesthetic sense

Visual perception

Manual skills, good fine motor skills

Creative ability in visual expression


Contribute to the enjoyment of visual aesthetics and broaden the horizons of expression of the people’s culture, with deep freedom.

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.

Candidate Personality

Skill for interdisciplinary work and teamwork as well as personal work routine



Work Scope


Related Careers

Graphic Design, Textile and Fashion Design, Architecture, Digital Design

Glossary of Terms

*Contemporary Art: 20th century art, analysis of works and authors, associated with political, historical and economic scenarios in which these works were immersed.

*Latin American Art: Global vision of the artistic development in Latin America, especially recent arts.

*Color: Knowledge about color interaction, to improve the color with different materials, to perceive and control color interaction phenomena, creativity and fantasy in different situations. –Color as a language of visual expression.

*Visual Communication: Expression of feelings and ideas through the graphic representation of images.

*Drawing: Structuring of the shape that is observed. -Development of skills in the practice of graphic representation. –Graphic representation elements and perception of the relations of space, shape, size, movement in visual images. -Shape, line, value, texture.

*Sculpture: Constituent plastic elements of the sculpture through different materials. –Concepts, techniques, knowledge and materials related to the sculpture.

*Aesthetics: Study of art and beauty.

*Engraving: Technique that consist in printing a drawing on a hard material. –Concepts, techniques and knowledge related to engraving.

*Graphics: It is the representation of reality in two dimensions, such as drawing, painting, photography, etc.

*Digital Graphics: Expression and construction of the graphic in digital media.

*History of Art: Knowledge and reflection on the authors, works and artistic activity of different periods of visual arts, in search of the deep meaning of the artistic gesture.

*Historiographical:*Historiography: Written record of History.

*Goldsmithing: Art of working precious materials to turn them into jewelry and luxury objects.

*Painting: Applying color to a drawing. –Knowledge and analysis of the painting technique. –Constituent elements of painting.

*Visual Semiotics: Science that studies visual signs and their meanings, such as colors, shapes and composition.

*Comprehensive Workshop: Personal plastic expression using visual language elements, materials, procedures, integrating knowledge and skills acquired.

*Theoretical:*Theory: Explanation based on observations, experiments and reasoning.