Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine and Performing Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the professional undergraduate art degree.
It is a selective expanded program focused on a year-long development of a professional body of work, culminating in a Western Gallery exhibition and catalog.
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 deadline will be announced and posted online during spring quarter. Most classes in the Studio area are restricted to majors only. To access classes in this area, an online application to the Department of Art and Art History is required at cfpa.wwu.edu/art/admissions. The application will include a portfolio of recent work and an unofficial transcript of any college-level courses already taken.
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 their committee. Studio faculty must approve the third committee member. All students must begin their BFA studies in the fall quarter.
Admission to the BFA is based primarily on the strength of the portfolio. A 3.0 minimum GPA within the Art major and overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required.