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 more than 180 undergraduate credits. Students are advised that a Bachelor of Arts major of normal length is available. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree requires each student to complete the following program in art studio:
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 slides 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 the 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 three faculty members will be formed to work with the student throughout the year.
A typical three-person committee will be comprised of the following: a primary advisor from the art department, and a “secondary advisor” from within or outside the art department, both of whom shall be assigned. The third committee member shall be selected by the student from within or outside the art department. The department 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.