In the BFA program, two-thirds of the required credits are art courses. The concentrations — painting / drawing, photography, sculpture, or a custom-designed concentration — are designed to match contemporary professional practice.
All of the BFA in art degree requirements have been designed by the professional artists who are members of our faculty so you can be sure that what you study is directly related to the world of contemporary practice outside the classroom.
Study includes not only studio practice, but also the context of history and thought that informs today's art. Nowadays it is essential for the professional artist to have a strong understanding of how art has developed over time, what has influenced it, how we think about it and how to talk clearly about it.
That's why we've developed the third-year class called Critical Response, a three-term survey of art theory and criticism. After taking the class, you'll be ready to talk about your art, or have an informed discussion of any art, with anyone.