120 credits, four-year program of study
Fine Arts Department:
The BFA in Fine Arts is a comprehensive and dynamic, studio-based 120-unit degree that prepares students for productive, creative lives and careers in the visual arts. An Art School (CVPA) embedded within a University setting is a unique opportunity for art students to develop cross-disciplinary sensitivity and gain exposure to fields across campus such as Business, Engineering and Medical fields. Active artist-faculty offer individualized instruction emphasizing the development of each student’s visual voice.
The BFA in Fine Arts could lead toward graduate study or graduates may directly enter Art, Media and Design professions. Faculty led field trips to regional and metropolitan art venues, a visiting artist program, opportunities for study abroad, and regular exposure to exhibitions in our College Galleries enhance the studio-based study. Fine Art students participate in numerous exhibitions of their work throughout their education that culminates into a Capstone BFA Exhibition in a professional museum or gallery setting.
Drawing students learn fundamental drawing skills and contemporary drawing practices through a wide spectrum of drawing course offerings such as: representation, the human figure, architecture and perspective, concept-development, mixed media, abstraction, time-based media, and installation. Students utilize university resources and develop cross-disciplinary sensitivity.
Requirements for Admission
All applicants must meet portfolio requirements as an element in the department's admission decision. Additional materials may be required. All applicants must also follow UMass Dartmouth admissions procedures detailed in the University Catalogue.