College of Creative Arts: School of Art and Design
Art and Design, BFA
The BFA program is designed to help students acquire fundamental technical and conceptual skills along with a broad knowledge of art and design history as a foundation necessary for the creation of original works in art, design and scholarship.
As a nationally-accredited major, the BFA in Art and Design has a proven record of producing students with the talent to lead successful creative lives in professional careers as artists, art consultants, art directors, educators, animators, gallery directors, cartoonists, curators, exhibition designers, graphic designers, illustrators, multimedia consultants, museum educators, museum preparators, photojournalists, product designers, professional print studio assistants, special effects designers, typographers, videographers, web developers and more.
Beyond offering training in all areas of studio practice, this program is designed to strengthen a student’s critical thinking and creative problem-solving ability. BFA graduates are uniquely positioned to contribute innovative solutions in response to evolving circumstances in every profession.
BFA students take several studio art courses outside of their area of emphasis to learn flexibility, and a menu of unique, scholarship-supported Global Positioning Studies courses allow students to make creative responses to a specific regional, national or international culture or environment. Additionally, art history classes required for the BFA give students a broader and more inclusive introduction to global art and culture.
At its core, the BFA program promotes authentic curiosity and exploration, a respect for diversity and a celebration of progressive creative development.