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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Studio Arts BFA

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The Studio Arts BFA concentration is for those students who want to pursue a more diverse degree with a broader set of studio experiences. The Studio Arts program is for students who seek a more broad spectrum of art education. This program emphasizes a diverse approach to studio arts, underlining and interconnected nature of the multiple art disciplines.

This studio concentration prepares students for graduate programs and studio entrepreneurship. This program is designed to bring the student to a high level of aesthetic theory, development process and technical skill in their focused studio area.


Learning outcomes:

  1. Develop proficiency in tools and techniques conducive to a professional art practice.
  2. Cultivate excellent observation skills as well as a strong understanding of art and design principles.
  3. Create a cohesive body of work that is well considered and conceptually rigorous.
  4. Employ a vocabulary for critique and presentation.

Degree Requirements

Requirement Hours
General Education Program 44*
Art Core Requirements    30
Studio Arts Tracks 24
Art Studio Electives - Choose ARTS or ARTG 24
Total Hours Required 122

* The ARTH courses in the Art Core may be used to fulfill certain GEP requirements.

Note: a minimum of 120 credit hours are required to complete a BFA.


General Education Requirements

Requirement Hours
English Composition 6
Oral Communication 3*
Quantitative Reasoning 3
Engaged Citizenry 3*
Ethical Insight and Reasoning 3
Fine and Performing Arts 3
Global Perspective 3*
Historical Perspectives 3*
Human Behavior 3
Literature 3
Natural Sciences 7
First Year Experience 1
Senior Capstone 3
Total Hours: 44


  • Some majors have opportunities to double count certain courses withing the GEP for the major. Contact your academic advisor for details.
  • Please refer to the General Education Program information for specific courses.

Art Core

Complete all courses (30 hours; 21 with all double counts) within this section. 

Note: Three of the ARTH courses available to this section may be double counted to fulfill GEP requirements. 

Studio Arts Track

(24 credit hours) Complete one of the following tracks:

Illustration Track (8 Courses)

ILLUSTRATION is the act of creating an image to promote, enhance, or explain a concept or story such as a book, movie, game, or any other narrative or conceptual product. Illustration utilizes both traditional and digital studio practices.

Art Studio Electives

Choose 24 credit hours in any ARTS or ARTG courses.

More information

This program is a part of the Fine, Digital, and Performing Arts department. For more information or to get started with this degree, contact the department chair or the department secretary. 

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