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 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.

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BFA Interviews for SPRING 2020

  • Sign-up sheet and applications will be available in the Art Office TBA 2020
  • Students must have completed 18 studio hours to be eligible for interviews.
  • Applications are due to the Art Office by 5 pm, TBA 2020
  • All applications must be signed by an area head adviser before submission.
  • The schedule will be dispersed by TBA 2020

To apply:

  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 BFA coordinator. 
  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 not be counted toward this degree.

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


Click here for the BFA Handbook

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