Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
This intensive four-year program will allow you to immerse yourself fully in making art. No foreign language or minimum elective requirements mean you can spend a wide majority of your class time in studio courses, developing proficiency in two or three media. As with the BA, courses in art history, theory and criticism will deepen your understanding of art and its impact on society.
Major requirements for the BFA include approximately 19 studio courses, including the three required foundation courses in drawing, design, and sculpture. All art majors in the BFA program are required to take one art-history course and four critical-studies courses. University requirements include six general-education courses, two writing courses, and one diversity course. There is no math or foreign language requirement for the BFA. A grade of C or higher is required in all major courses.
Bachelor of Arts, Art (BA)
This degree program is ideal for students who want to combine art with study in a related or complementary field—or a completely different one. Though the emphasis remains on studio practice, flexibility in the BA program will allow you to pursue electives, a minor or a second major in advertising, or astronomy, or neuroscience, or journalism, or—the list goes on and on.
Approximately twelve courses in studio art are required for the BA, including three required one-semester foundational courses in drawing, two-dimensional design, and sculpture (or three-dimensional design). All art majors are also required to take one art-history course and three critical-studies courses. University requirements include six general education courses, three courses in a foreign language (foreign language can be waived with a test), two writing courses, and one diversity course. There is no math requirement for a degree in studio art. A grade of C or higher is required in all major courses.