Develop a Visual Language
Students pursuing a B.A. in Studio Art become fluent in the practice of visual arts. Students will gain critical and analytical thinking skills, as well as conceptual rigor, technical expertise, and methods as a means to explore intellectual and human experience through visual arts modes. Students pursuing a B.F.A. in Studio Art will choose in-depth study in one or more studio areas, learn traditional areas of artistic craftsmanship as well as innovative trends and technologies, and develop a professional portfolio for their career or post-graduate study. (Students cannot earn both the BA in Studio Art and the BFA in Studio Art.)
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Curriculum and Courses
The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art allows students to explore a studio area or areas of interest, including ceramics, metals and jewelry design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, allowing students to create a hybrid experience as they apply their artistic interests – and aspects of their broader liberal arts education – to a contemporary studio art practice. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art has six different concentration choices for students: ceramics, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
Our studio art graduates seek careers in many areas. Some become professional artists, such as art directors, web designers, illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, printmakers, painters, sculptors, metalsmiths, and ceramists. Graduates may also go on to graduate school to prepare them to be university faculty, private-sector teachers, art therapists, gallery directors, museum curators, or art critics.
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of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019
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The admission process for the B.F.A. includes the submission of a portfolio of images of recent work for review by the art faculty. The purpose of the review is to assess artistic potential, to approve admission to the department, and to award departmental scholarships. Please understand that an impressive portfolio is a goal to be achieved during study, not a prerequisite for entrance.
Note: Although the B.A. does not require a portfolio for entrance, applying for a scholarship will.
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