The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A.) is regarded as a professional preparation program. It is particularly suited to the student who intends to follow a career in the visual arts, including
graphic design, photography, web design, animation, fine arts or crafts. The degree consists of 86 hours in Art, 6 hours English Composition 101 & 300, 2 hours KN 198, 3 hours MA 110 or higher, 27 hours
general education (9 hours from each of the divisions), and 45 hours in upper division work. Note: All 45 hours of upper division credits can be obtained in Art.All BFA students must enter the Juried Student Exhibition at least twice during their academic career.
Students must meet the following criteria for admission to the BFA program:
1. GPA of 2.8 or above in art courses.
2. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in the following art courses:
AR 101 Survey of Art History
AR 102 Survey of Art History II
AR 131 Basic Digital Art Media
AR 140 Drawing I
AR 141 Drawing II
AR 120 Design I: 2-D
AR 121 Design II: 3-D
Two 200 level courses
3. Portfolio Submission, including:
Portfolios will be evaluated for evidence of technical proficiency, effective visual design, originality, and expression. Students will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance prior to the subsequent semester's enrollment period. Candidates may reapply for the BFA admission one time. Candidates are encouraged to apply to the BFA program as soon as they are qualified so they may better plan their course selections.
Senior exhibition is an exit requirement for the B.F.A. and must be completed during the senior year.