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Art & Art History

University of Mississippi

BFA Studio Art

Students seeking professional portfolios will pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA.) This degree allows for a concentration in a particular field including, ceramics, painting, printmaking, graphic design, imaging arts, and 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 credit hours of studio art. BFA candidates are required to present an exhibition during 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 graduate study toward the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree.

BFA Interviews are held mid-semester in the fall and spring.

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BFA Interviews for FALL 2020

  • BFA Interviews are Thursday and Friday, October 1st and 2nd.
  • Applications and Images are due to the Department by Friday, September 25th by 5 PM
  • Application to be filled out on Google Drive via Application Link
  • Images to be uploaded to Box via Upload Link 
  • Students must have completed 18 studio hours to be eligible for interviews.
  • Students must have the approval of the head of the area for which they are applying.

To apply:

    1. Fill out the digital application located on Google Drive. A PDF of your current, unofficial transcript (and transfer equivalency report, if applicable) will be a required upload when filling out your application.
    2. Document 10-20 examples of your artwork by photographing, scanning, or creating digital files. Contact your area head for artwork selection and documentation support. Upload images to Box.
    3. You will be assigned an interview time and will be given a Zoom meeting ID for your assigned day/time.
    4. You’ll be expected to give a 5-minute presentation at the beginning of the interview. Create a slideshow of your images to share with the faculty during this presentation. Be prepared to answer questions from the faculty following your presentation.
    5. If granted entrance to the program, the student will participate in a BFA review each semester until enrolled in thesis. Grades in Department of Art & Art History courses of less than a “C” will not be counted toward this degree.

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    Click here to compare the Bachelors of Arts (BA) and Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees. 

    For more information about our BFA in Studio Art, check our Academic Program Page!

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