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BFA - 120 credit, four-year program of study

The Department of Fine Arts' mission is to maintain an environment where artists are committed to the pursuit of teaching, research, and creative work. As a faculty of professional artists, we provide a high quality studio education to students at the foundation, undergraduate, and graduate levels through formal, aesthetic, technical, and intellectual training. We prepare our students to become creative artists, pursue graduate study, or engage in Fine Arts related professions by granting the BFA and MFA.

Our goals are:

  • to prepare students to become professional practitioners in the disciplines of painting, printmaking, or sculpture, as well as equip them for other art-related careers, by offering high quality education and training in the visual arts
  • to give students a thorough understanding, appreciation, and competence in drawing from life through a rigorous four-year drawing requirement, which emphasizes and underscores the importance of drawing skills as universal to all visual arts disciplines
  • to encourage students to pursue their personal directions in art, based on a firm grounding in the fundamentals of their field
  • to provide those students who wish to continue their education at the graduate level with qualifications for entry and the values, which will contribute, to their success
  • our ultimate objective is to develop respect for learning and the creative act, to enable our graduates to contribute to human culture with confidence and dedication