The BFA-Studio Art program is a professional art degree that prepares individuals to work as creative artists in a wide range of visual media. Students have opportunities to work in foundation through advanced levels in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and digital and lens-based media. Studio work is complimented by the study of art history, and grounded in art theory, extensive exposure to contemporary art, and interdisciplinary practice. The BFA degree provides the preparation needed to enter into an MFA program, the required qualification to teach at the college or university level. There is a track available for students who transfer in with a completed AFA to complete this program in four semesters.
College of Liberal Arts
What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?
High School / GED
Demonstrate functional competency with principles of visual organization, including the ability to work with visual elements in two and three dimensions; color theory and its applications; and drawing.
Demonstrates perceptual acuity, conceptual understanding and technical facility at a professional entry level in their chosen field(s).
Analyze works of art/design perceptively and to evaluate them critically.
Place works of art/design in historical, cultural and stylistic contexts.
Demonstrate working knowledge of technologies and equipment applicable to their area(s) of specialization.
Work independently on a variety of art and/or design problems by combining, as appropriate to the issue, their capabilities in studio, analysis, history and technology.
Demonstrate competence by the development of a body of work for evaluation in the major area of study.