About this Program

The linked bachelor's programs in art history, studio art and fine arts and the M.A. in humanities make it possible for exceptional students to count up to 12 hours of graduate courses toward both an undergraduate and graduate degree. Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours (120 for the undergraduate degree and 30 for the graduate degree). Please refer to the Humanities section of this Catalog for additional information on the linked programs.

Program Highlights

  • Our undergraduate programs are open to any undergraduate student who has met the required prerequisites for the declaration of a major at Old Dominion University.
  • Graduates of the Art Department are employed in area schools, museums, and businesses. Others pursue graduate study in art history, art education, fine arts, and design, in addition to other professional fields where an ability to see, think, and write critically is especially valued.
Degree Level
Degree Earned
Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's of Art Program
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

$78,720 Median Salary

Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators

$57,520 Median Salary

Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.


What are the requirements to apply for Visual Studies and Humanities at ODU?
Students entering the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's of Art Program program in Visual Studies and Humanities should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid