The art + design major program is a four-year BA. curriculum that provides experience in the visual arts with an emphasis on studio production. It consists of art foundation courses and areas of concentration. Students also select a minor area of study from outside the department. This broadens their education in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences. Of the 120 credits required for graduation, 54 credits are within the art + design major. This provides ample preparation for either continued education at the graduate level or a career in an art or art-related field. Students in the art major have the opportunity to choose from eight different concentrations including; art education, art history, graphic design, interactive multimedia, painting, printmaking, photography, and 3-D Studio. The art + design department at Salem State has been accredited by NASAD since 1986.