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BFA Requirements


Students enrolling in one of the areas of emphasis are initially admitted into the 36-credit BA/BS Liberal Arts program, in which they must spend the first one to two years before applying for admission to the BFA program. Those seeking the BFA degree must first complete and pass the entrance review. To apply for the review, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Apply with a minimum of 18 Art & Design credits including ART 107, 108, 110, ARTH 109, plus two courses in studio art. The maximum number of Art credits taken (including current enrollment) prior to the BFA Entrance Review is 30. Transfers, Changes of Major, and other exceptions must see an area advisor.*
  2. Submit the BFA Review Application to the Department Office.
  3. Attend information sessions which cover the BFA review process, including portfolio submission details.

The review committee assesses the quality of the portfolio and makes an admission decision to the BFA program. They will discuss the results of the review with the student and provide the results in writing. Students who do not pass the review may reapply or remain in the BA/BS program. After admission, students are required to meet the following:

  1. Continue degree requirements to earn a total of at least 75 credits.
  2. Participate in a Senior Exhibition held in the Foster Gallery.
  3. Participate in one of two department-sponsored field trip options: the New York field trip OR the Chicago and Minneapolis field trips. (See Field Trips for more information.)

BFA Forms and Instructions

* Transfer students must check with their Art & Design advisor to determine their position within the department programs and what requirements they will need to meet if they are interested in pursuing the BFA degree.

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