Department of Art, College of Fine and Performing Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the professional undergraduate art degree. It is an expanded undergraduate degree that requires each student to undertake a program of 48 credits of coursework beyond the Art Studio, Bachelor of Arts major, and to complete a self-determined body of artwork for exhibition.
Why Consider an Art Studio Major and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Major?
To continue beyond the Art Studio, BA degree and learn to create, interpret, analyze, and make informed judgments about art, studio concepts and practices at an advanced level.
Art Educator | Exhibiting Artist | Exhibit Designer | Gallery Director | Photographer | Curator
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Application should be made to the Department of Art faculty for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program during spring quarter of the preceding year. Students must be in the final quarter of the Bachelor of Arts study, or have completed the Bachelor of Arts to apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts program.
Application consists of 20 labeled digital images of work, artist statement, a letter of application indicating your goals and theme of study and a preference for faculty committee members; a grade point average of 3.00 or higher, and a transcript. The BFA is a selective and competitive program. If a student is not accepted into the BFA program, the student may reapply the following year.
All students must begin their BFA studies in the fall quarter. Applications will be reviewed at the end of spring quarter and/or during the week prior to the beginning of fall quarter. (Specific dates will be announced each year.) Following acceptance to the BFA program, a committee of at least two Art faculty members will be formed to work with the student throughout the year. An additional faculty member from outside the Department may be invited by the student to serve on his or her committee. Studio faculty must approve the third committee member.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.