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: Core Courses and Art History Electives 34
Core Courses 26
Art History Electives  8
Choose two courses from the following: 

Art and Design Concentration 20
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 32
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. 

This major does not require a minor.