BFA Degrees

BFA Degree: Take Yourself One Step Further

The BFA degree provides a studio-intensive education and prepares students for entry into professional practice or further advanced study upon graduation. If you’re interested in pursuing an intensive study in fine arts, you can complete a degree in four years.

The department offers two BFA degrees—a BFA in Art & Technology and BFA in Art with a concentration in one of the following media areas: Ceramics, Fibers, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture.

As a BFA student, you will synthesize an individual approach to making and thinking through:

  • Seminars on specific media areas and on art theory
  • Independent studies
  • Interdisciplinary critique colloquia
  • History of art and architecture courses

You will work intensively in your studio to develop an independent body of work culminating in the BFA terminal project exhibition in the spring term of your senior year. Critical insights from faculty members help you to develop mature personal work responsive to the issues defining the field today.

You can apply for admission to the BFA program after completing the following Core courses:

  1. ART 115 Surface, Space and Time
  2. ART 116 Core Interdisciplinary Laboratory or ARTS 288 Sculpture I: Mixed Media
  3. One course for the BFA in Art or two courses for the BFA in Art & Technology from the following:
  • ARTD 250 Print Media Digital Arts
  • ARTD 251 Time-based Digital Arts
  • ARTD 252 Interactive Digital Arts

You must be in good academic standing and meet the minimum GPA requirements of 2.75 Cumulative UO and 3.0 in Major Classes. The application process is competitive and includes a portfolio review.