Students seeking professional portfolios will pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA.) This degree allows for a special concentration in a particular field such as; ceramics, painting, printmaking, graphic design, imaging arts, or sculpture. The program permits the candidate to take a greater number of classes in studio art and art history. Admission to the BFA program is by competitive portfolio review after the student has completed 18 hours of studio art. BFA candidates are required to present an exhibition their senior year that demonstrates their achievement in developing a mature and cohesive body of creative work. The BFA degree is also the foundation for masters programs at the graduate level.
BFA Interviews are held mid-semester in the fall and spring.
1. Fill out an application and submit it to the art office with a current copy of your transcript. An interview time will then be arranged by the department secretary.
2. With the help of your advisor, choose work from each of your studio classes to present to the faculty.
3. Write an artist’s statement about your goals and the purpose of your visual work from which you will give a 5-minute presentation during the interview.
4. If granted entrance to the program, the student will participate in the B.F.A. Forum each semester until you are enrolled in thesis. Grades in Department of Art courses of less than a “C” will no be counted toward this degree.