Bachelor of Art

The School of Art offers a BFA and a new BA degree.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

The school offers students seven artistic disciplines which lead to the BFA: ceramics, digital art, graphic design, painting & drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Each BFA track is structured around 12-16 classes in a single disciplinary area for professional study, although you’ll take at least one class in six of these seven areas as part of the studio art foundations and core requirements. This degree is approximately 65% studio based.

It is optional for BFA students to seek a minor in another area in the School of Art, or an outside department in the University.


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NEW Bachelor of Art (BA)

The new Bachelor of Art (BA) is a more general art degree. With the BA, you do not select a concentration, but rather you take a custom mix of art and design classes that integrate your interests across any area(s) within the School, and beyond. This degree is 30-40% studio based, and requires that students also pursue an “approved course of study” after the second year. This is planned with an advisor to assure a meaningful and relevant set of classes. This could also be a minor outside of the School of Art, or a double major.

BA Curriculum BreakdownBA Curriculum plan ranges illustrated by colorful circles representing credits for: Integrative learning core, major or minor, free electives, studio art core & intermediate studio classes, and studio art foundations & art/design historyThere are numerous free electives built into this degree in order for you to earn the minor and/or double major. Students can truly tailor this degree to their different interests.

Read more information on the BA and BA in Art History curriculum paths.

New BA

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