Studio Art Major, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
The primary focus of the BFA is to give students who are committed to becoming contemporary artists an opportunity to immerse themselves in a much deeper studio experience and prepare a solid portfolio should they continue on to a MFA degree.
Prior to declaring the BFA major, students must apply to the program by submitting a portfolio spring quarter of their junior year. Notification of acceptance is sent spring quarter. (Students need not be in the BFA to take any art class, with the exception of the senior year three-quarter class ART 470). This course requires previous acceptance into the BFA degree program. ART 470 senior courses are an intensive studio experience as well as engaging students in philosophical dialogues about the nature of being an artist and how to prepare for graduate studies (MFA).
Students have individual mid-term reviews with all art faculty as well as two end-of-quarter reviews with two professional artists from outside the department and the course instructor.
Students prepare work for and make a mailer for an end of year group exhibition in the main gallery or other space if needed.
Note: there is no foreign language requirement for BFA students.
|ART 107||BASIC DESIGN||5|
|or ART 307||3D DESIGN|
|ART 213||ART IN THE HUMANITIES||5|
|ART 303||DIGITAL ART I||5|
|ART 401||LIFE DRAWING||5|
|ART 407||ALTERNATIVE MEDIA||5|
|ART 431||HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART||5|
|ART 470||SENIOR EXHIBITION (must be repeated three times)||3|
|ART 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE||5|
|Select one of the following courses||5|
|HISTORY OF ANCIENT ART|
|HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART|
|HISTORY RENAISSANCE ART|
|HISTORY OF BAROQUE AND ROCOCO ART|
|ART OF THE 19TH CENTURY|
|HISTORY OF MODERN ART|
|From the list of studio courses marked with (*) choose one studio discipline to be repeated a minimum of three times.||25|
|Select courses in a second studio discipline.||15|
|ALTERNATIVE MEDIA *|
|WORKSHOP IN ART *|
|ADVANCED CERAMICS *|
|ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY|
|ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY *|
|DIGITAL ART II *|
|LIFE DRAWING *|
|Electives–select additional art courses in consultation with department advisor.||22|
For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .
Student Learning Outcomes—students will
- have the ability to analyze, interpret and create written or spoken dialogue about diverse works of art;
- be able to convey thoughts and ideas in relation to an art historical timeline, apply contemporary concepts in art to their own work and articulate and discuss art within our own culture and the art of other cultures;
- have basic skills to create works of art in at least three different media;
- have advanced skills and knowledge to create works of art in at least one medium and intermediate skills and knowledge of at least one other medium;
- have the ability to present and apply their skill in studio practice in the creation of a cohesive body of work on a level appropriate to entry into both graduate schools and art professions;
- have the ability to defend their portfolio work both orally and in writing.