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Program at a Glance

College of Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts & Design, Schl of
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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The BFA degree prepares students for professional practices and is recommended for students who plan to attend graduate school. The BFA degree provides a solid foundation in techniques and theory in focused areas of competence. The School affirms that a theoretical and working understanding of the historical meanings and studio applications of the human image are critical in the education of Visual Art and Art History students. To develop such an understanding, Art courses often utilize images of clothed and unclothed human figures and, in certain studio classes, live nude models.

Admission Requirements

  • All students in this program must satisfactorily complete the mandatory ART 3950 - Portfolio Review before enrolling in upper division ART courses. This portfolio is typically submitted the semester prior to enrolling in upper division ART courses. The Spring review takes place in the first week of March. The Fall review takes place in the first week of October.
  • Students unable to satisfactorily complete ART 3950 - Portfolio Review may continue in the Art History or the Visual Art and Emerging Media Management tracks.
  • Students may apply to the BFA Program as early as the first semester of their Junior year if they maintain a 3.0 overall average in upper level courses in the major. Students who do not meet these requirements may petition the BFA committee for acceptance.
  • "C-" (1.75) or below grades from other institutions do not meet departmental requirements.
  • Note: One-on-one portfolio reviews are not possible due to the large number of received portfolios.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog by filing a catalog year change with their degree change form.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the School of Visual Arts and Design. Nine of these must be in an area of specialization.
  • Students must earn at least a "C" (2.0) in each required course; however a GPA of 3.0 or higher must be achieved in the major requirements.
  • BFA students must achieve a 3.0 GPA in all major requirements.
  • Co-op credit cannot be used in the major.
  • Students should consult with a School advisor, and an advisor in their studio specialization.
  • Courses designated in General Education Program and Common Program Prerequisites are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

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