Studio Art Major, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
The BFA in Studio art is a professional degree that prepares students for careers as practicing artists and/or further pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts Degree. The program offers a deeper emersion in studio practice with added emphasis on conceptual exploration, writing skills, and knowledge in contemporary art. BFA students develop, produce, present and defend a cohesive body of work.
Students must apply and be accepted into the BFA program by submitting a portfolio spring quarter of their junior year. Once accepted, students declare the BFA major and complete the program fall, winter and spring quarter of their senior year. Students interested in the BFA should consult with a faculty advisor prior to the application deadline.
BFA students are recommended to declare a minor in Art History and/or a related field of study that supports their research.
Students work closely with an art faculty advisor as they work towards completing the BFA in Studio Art. Students must apply and be accepted into the BFA program.
|ART 201||STUDIO I: IMAGE AND TECHNOLOGY||5|
|ART 202||STUDIO II: TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS||5|
|ART 213||THE VISUAL ART EXPERIENCE||5|
|or ARTH 210||VISUAL CULTURE|
|ARTH 300||ART ACROSS TIME: PREHISTORY TO 17TH CENTURY||5|
|ARTH 302||ART ACROSS TIME: 18TH CENTURY TO CONTEMPORARY||5|
|ARTH 331||CONTEMPORARY ART||5|
|ARTH 400||WRITING ABOUT ART||5|
|2D Experience–choose one||5|
or ART 301
|3D Experience–choose one||5|
or ART 325
|Digital Experience–choose one||5|
|PHOTOGRAHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES|
|Studio Discipline–in consultation with your faculty advisor||15|
Complete 15 upper division credits in one or two studio discipline areas.
400 level art courses (including 450 workshop courses) may be repeated for credit.
|WORKSHOP IN ART (ceramics focus)|
|DIGITAL ART II|
|WORKSHOP IN ART (digital art focus)|
|WORKSHOP IN ART (drawing focus)|
|WORKSHOP IN ART (painting focus)|
|PHOTOGRAHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES|
|PHOTOGRAPHY: BLACK AND WHITE|
|PHOTOGRAPHY: ADVANCED PRACTICE|
|WORKSHOP IN ART (photography focus)|
|WORKSHOP IN ART (printmaking focus)|
|WORKSHOP IN ART (sculpture focus)|
|BFA Thesis Year Requirements|
|ART 470||BFA THESIS AND RESEARCH (fall quarter)||1|
|ART 470||BFA THESIS AND RESEARCH (winter quarter)||1|
|ART 472||BFA THESIS AND EXHIBITION (spring quarter)||5|
|Art Electives–chosen in consultation with your faculty advisor||8|
or ART 408
|BODY AND TIME|
|ART 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE||5|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BFA in Studio Art from EWU should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate advanced technical skills in a studio concentration; PLO-4;
- produce a coherent body of work for thesis exhibition; PLO-5;
- produce a professional quality artist’s portfolio; PLO-1;
- provide a compelling oral defense of their thesis exhibition; PLO-6.
- use appropriate terminology to evaluate works of art; PLO-2;
- write a well-crafted artist’s statement; PLO-3;