Department of Art, Art College of Fine and Performing Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design is an expanded degree that requires one extra year of studies in Design. Students must be in either the final quarter of, or have completed the Bachelor of Art in Design to be eligible to apply to the BFA. A portfolio of work must be submitted to the Design Program, indicating their intent. Application to the BFA in Design should be made during the spring quarter of the preceding year and will be reviewed by the Design faculty. All students must begin their BFA studies in the fall quarter. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design degree requires each student to complete the following program:
Admission and Declaration Process
Majors must maintain a 2.50 grade point average both overall and in design courses taken at Western. Students falling below the 2.50 average will be placed on probation; failure to bring the cumulative GPA up to 2.50 by the end of two subsequent quarters will result in removal from the major.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.