Studio Art - BFA

Studio art learning outcomes

  • Foundational Knowledge: Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills in process-based research for studio art applications to create sound forms of artistic expression.
  • Proficient Knowledge: Students will demonstrate proficient knowledge in at least one specific studio art discipline as it pertains to mature concept development, process-based research, and sound forms of artistic expression.
  • Develop Visual and Verbal Communication Skills: Students will develop the necessary visual and verbal communication skills for professional employment, entrepreneurial endeavors and/or postgraduate study in the visual arts or related field.
  • Develop Historical, Political and Ethical Perspectives: Students will demonstrate intellectual coherency with respect to historical, political, and ethical traditions of Studio Art discourse and its relevance in individual expression, cultural awareness, and ethical integrity.
  • Professionalism: Students will gain the necessary skills and experience to establish their own studio practice through the development of critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills applicable to a chosen discipline or professional field.

Specific Requirements for Admission to the Bachelor of fine Arts (BFA)

  • Successful completion of at least one ART course and acceptable major acceptance portfolio review in the Freshman or Sophomore year. Students pursuing the BFA Major in Studio Art must also successfully complete a Junior Portfolio Review in the semester prior to enrolling in ART 498 Senior Thesis I and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in major requirements. 

Studio Art (BFA) Requirements: 54 Credits

Select one of the following:3
Drawing Fundamentals
Printmaking Fundamentals
Artistic Anatomy
Select one of the following:3
Three Dimensional Foundations I
Figure Sculpture I
Each of the following:
ART 211Introductory Ceramics3
ART 271Photo Studio I:Beginning Black and White Photography3
ART 321Life Drawing I3
ART 331Painting I3
ART 347Printmaking I3
ART 498Senior Thesis I3
ART 499Senior Thesis II3
Studio Art Electives18
18 credits in Studio Art (ART), 200 level or above excluding ART 247. Up to 6 credits of GDE and FPA 358 may apply to Studio Art Elective requirements. See BA Studio Art for elective course listing.
Art History Electives9
9 credits in Art History (ARH). See BA Studio Art for elective course listing.
Total Credits54