WHAT IS ART?
This major is part of the Fine Arts and Design Exploration Group
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in Studio Art is designed to provide an enriched educational environment that develops and nurtures the full range of capabilities necessary for a career in the visual arts. Skills addressed include: a mastery of requisite technical skills, the use of technology across the curriculum, experience in critical and creative problem solving, visual literacy, knowledge of historical modes of expression in the visual arts, and mastery of written modes of expression.
Graduates of our BFA program have gone on to successful careers as professional artists, designers, photographers, and illustrators; college professors and high school teachers; and arts administrators. They have pursued graduate study at some of the most prestigious MFA programs in the country, including Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Students in this program must choose a concentration (click concentration for more info):
HOW TO DECLARE:
PORTFOLIO REVIEW REQUIRED. Portfolios are reviewed on a rolling basis. Contact the Art Department directly to start the process.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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For enrollment in any ART course, you must be a current Fine Arts student OR be declared as EXPL ART. To declare EXPL ART (as a standalone or additional major), visit the Academic Center for Exploratory Students.
ART 1030 - Drawing 1 (Major Requirement) (Highly recommended for portfolio review)
ART 1010 - Foundation: Studio Concepts (Potential Major Requirement)
ART 1020 - Foundation: Criticism and Interpretation (Major Requirement)
Any 1000-Level Art History Course (Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 1)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: