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College of Liberal Arts
Department of Art

B.A., B.F.A. Degrees

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: B.A.: 120 credits; B.F.A.: 120 credits

The art program encourages independent, original and creative thinking while recognizing the role and responsibility of the fine arts within the humanities.

The B.F.A. degree is professionally oriented and designed to prepare students for careers in art. It is the usual prerequisite for graduate studies in art. Admission requires a portfolio review by the art faculty, generally done in the student’s junior year. Enrollment in the B.F.A. program is recommended only for students who are willing to make the considerable commitment of time and energy necessary to achieve professional competence in their major areas. Career opportunities for B.F.A. graduates include artist, designer, arts administrator, art teacher, gallery and museum administrator, and computer-related fields.