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Our faculty is composed of award-winning artists and designers who are leaders in their various disciplines and media, and who actively produce and exhibit their creative work. As artists and educators, they believe art has a unique power to change our world and make it a more beautiful, generous, rich and open place.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Details
These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.
Graphic Design (ART-GRDS)
Art Level Teaching (ART-ARTT)
University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 72 credit hours (Choice of 4 tracks) + Electives: 0 credit hours = Total Required: 131 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
ART 105 – Two-Dimensional Design
ART 106 – Three-Dimensional Design
ART 111 – Basic Drawing
ART 112 – Figure Drawing I
Art and Design
Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1
As a BFA student, you’ll develop a broad repertoire of skills through the study of painting, sculpture and printmaking, and build a solid foundation in the fine arts through coursework in design, drawing, art history and art theory.
You will further hone your skills by concentrating in either art education, graphic design, painting or sculpture. Once you graduate, you’ll take with you an exceptional professional portfolio that will be especially valuable whether you plan to immediately pursue a career in your field of study or pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Outside the Classroom
By design, so much of what fine-arts students do in the classroom is real-world experience: They paint, they draw, they sculpt, they design. Outside of these built-in and literally hands-on learning opportunities are several student organizations and co-curriculars including:
- Study Abroad
- Student exhibitions
- Morris + Mitchell (student-run ad agency)
- American Institute of Graphic Arts
As a BFA graduate, you’ll be prepared for a variety of careers, including:
- Art Historian
- Advertising Director
- Set Designer
- Special Effects Artists
- Conceptual Artist
- Commercial Photographer