Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
Students pursing the Bachelor of Fine Arts may specialize in Studio Art, Digital Art or Graphic Design.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts offers three areas of specialization. Majors may specialize in Studio Art, Digital Art or Graphic Design. The program challenges students to analyze and interpret visual content, while recognizing historical styles and the cultural forces that shape them. Students master critical thinking skills, while developing conceptual frameworks for researching and evaluating bodies of work.
The BFA prepares students for professional careers in the fine arts. BFA majors choose to explore the boundaries and interstices between the various traditional media, in mixed media works that are now labeled new media, or new genres.
Entry into the program is by portfolio review. Art faculty customarily conducts the portfolio review during students' junior year. Until then, students are registered as BA majors in Studio Art.
Majors are required to complete a capstone experience, which integrates all learned concepts. Students proce a cohesive body of work in their field of choice, preparing them for success in their career field.
Students pursuing the Studio Art specialization can concentrate in any one of several media including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, computer imaging, printmaking, photography, and ceramics.
Coursework in this specialization is tailored to students interested in exploring digital imagery and video formats in their artistic practice.
The Graphic Design Specialization provides students with the necessary background to enter the competitive world of print and web design.
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Courses and Current Course Catalog
View the course catalog to see a listing of current course offerings for the Bachelor of Fine Arts program.
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