Degree or Program Details

Art and Design Major - Bachelor of Fine Arts

This degree is for students who wish to be fully prepared professionals in the visual arts with the appropriate credentials for participation in professional associations in various fields of art and design. The program combines the advantages of professional art school experience with the university’s concern for intellectual support of professional action. It prepares students to participate more broadly in the arts beyond the limits of studio skills.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 128

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Credits for Art and Design B.F.A. 86
General Requirements 58
Choose from the following: 8
Art History Electives  12
Choose from the following: 
Art and Design Concentration 20
Specific courses are listed in the "Course Descriptions" section of this bulletin. 
100 Level Course in Concentration (4 cr.) 
200 Level Course in Concentration (4 cr.) 
300 Level Course in Concentration (4 cr.) 
400 Level Course in Concentration (4 cr.) 
B.F.A. Seminar in concentration (4 cr.) 

Specific Requirements 28
Because of the nature of the differences in the BFA vocational applications, each concentration requires a different set of support courses. See Art and Design - Specific B.F.A. Requirements for a listing of concentrations and their specific requirements.