Upon completion of the art foundation core and basic studio classes in a particular medium, students in the BA or BS program may choose to apply to one of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree programs. Entrance into a BFA program is by portfolio and interview; the student applies directly to the specific program of interest. BFA reviews are held in each studio option near the conclusion of each semester. Programs include the following:
For all BFA programs except Graphic Design, a minimum grade of C or better is required for all major courses and transfer courses. Some prerequisite Graphic Design studios require a minimum grade of B-. A minimum grade of C- is required for Art History courses.
Fine Arts (BFA) Program Learning Outcomes
By the time they graduate, Fine Arts majors will be able to:
Expand knowledge of diverse histories and contemporary practices in studio art, design, and art education.
Demonstrate—in written, visual, and oral forms—an understanding of a work of art or design, in terms of its social, political, cultural, aesthetic and historical context.
Develop and articulate self-reflective practices as artists, designers, teachers, and citizens.
Create collaboration and engagement with local and global art, design, and learning communities.
Build professional networks to support lifelong learning and sustainable practices.