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Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree must apply and be accepted into either studio or art education. Acceptance to a concentration is determined by application and portfolio review following completion of the art core sequence. The studio program requires a concentration in one of the following areas: drawing and painting, or printmaking, graphic design, interior design, photography, textiles, or three-dimensional studies (ceramics or sculpture). Students should consult with the undergraduate area coordinator in their area of interest for details.
Portfolios and applications are reviewed fall and spring semesters on Portfolio Review Day. Students should check with the School of Art & Design office for information about Portfolio Review Day.
Admission to B.F.A. in Studio
Upon completion of the 18 semester hours required in Area F and prior to completion of 15 additional semester hours, each student who wishes to seek a B.F.A. in Studio must submit an application and pass a portfolio review for acceptance into a major concentration. Applications to concentrate in a discipline are available in the School of Art & Design office and are reviewed fall and spring semesters on Portfolio Review Day scheduled prior to Phase I registration (Graphic Design, Three-Dimensional Studies (3DS), and Photography Portfolio Review is held at the end of Spring Semester only and Interior Design Portfolio Review is held at the end of the Fall semester only). Students should meet with the area coordinator in the concentration they are considering one semester before they apply for the concentration. In the event that a student is not accepted into the concentration, the student should see their assigned advisor to explore other options.
Senior Portfolio Review and Exhibition
Recommendation for graduation with a B.F.A. degree in a studio concentration requires the presentation of a body of work. This includes work completed as part of portfolio courses. B.F.A. candidates who successfully complete portfolio courses 4950 are required to participate in the B.F.A. Senior Group Exhibition.
As an additional condition of graduation for Graphic Design and Interior Design students, a final portfolio of student work includes portfolio course 4950 projects(s), is to be submitted for review and approval by a Senior Exit Review Committee comprised of area faculty.
Art Education students may participate in the B.F.A. Senior Group Exhibition. Artwork from a student’s final portfolio will be recommended by faculty for submission to the exhibition.
B.F.A. in Studio and Minors
Please be advised that B.F.A. programs are 120 credit hours, students pursuing a minor will go beyond 120 credit hours towards their degree.