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Department of Art & Design Programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art is a professional degree for students who want intensive study of the visual arts. The BFA in Studio Art focuses on studio courses in an area of emphasis.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (BFA)·focuses on studio courses in the following area of emphasis:

Ceramics
Drawing and Painting
Graphic Design
• Photography
• Printmaking

 

An emphasis is the same as a concentration or a minor. For example, a student concentrating on graphic design courses will earn a BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis (or minor) in Graphic Design. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in studio art is considered the professional degree.

Students can apply for the BFA in Studio Art after successfully completing the Foundation Portfolio Review.


DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
124 semester hours, 52 total hours taken in the Art and Design Department.

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NOTE: Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the University core curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, course rotation, course selection and to plan the most efficient program of study.

All students must participate in the MUW Juried Student Exhibition in the freshman, sophomore, and junior years, and in the senior exhibition.

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Minors

Students majoring in another department may wish to enhance their education with a minor in art history or general art.· The Art History Minor consists of a series of humanities courses focusing on the history of art. The General Art Minor is a combination of hands-on studio experience with some art history.

Art History Minor

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: To graduate with a minor in Art History, you must complete 18 semester hours in the Department of Art and Design.
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Studio Art Minor

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: To graduate with a general art minor, you must complete 24 semester hours in the Art and Design Department.

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