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Integrated Studio Arts

The BFA in Art + Design: Integrated Studio Arts is designed for incoming transfer students interested in developing and combining skills across the visual arts.

A panel of advisors guides students as they choose classes that are most appropriate for their personal vision. Active artist-faculty across all Art + Design concentrations offer individualized instruction emphasizing the development of each student’s visual voice.

Customize your experience

You will be able to mix-and-match studio courses from our other programs to build your own path of study:

  • animation & game arts
  • ceramics
  • drawing
  • graphic design
  • illustration
  • jewelry/metals
  • painting
  • photography
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • textiles

You'll develop cross-disciplinary sensitivity—with the possibility of combining painting with printmaking, photography, digital media, textiles, and other disciplines in contemporary art making. You'll also be able to explore fields across the university, such as business, engineering, and science.

Pursue a life in the arts

The BFA is a professional degree with concentrated areas of specialization, so you will take more art courses than you would in a BA program. At UMass Dartmouth, you also have the advantages of a university education where you can diversify your studies and expand your career opportunities. Our faculty will prepare you to become a creative artist, pursue graduate study, or engage in one of the fine arts-related professions.

Fine artists are inherent problem-solvers, negotiators, collaborators, and team-players; they have excellent hand/eye coordination and can illustrate their ideas—often quickly—so that others can understand a concept beyond the written or spoken word. The skills of a fine artist can be applied in education, business, advertising, set design, and arts management (gallery directors, administrators), to name a few.

Your courses—from professional preparatory courses to the senior seminar and BFA capstone course—will prepare you to pursue a creative livelihood.

You'll be invited to on-campus exhibitions and presentations and off-campus field trips. You'll have the opportunity to participate in numerous exhibitions, both locally and regionally. You'll be able to join faculty-led study abroad programs.

For the BFA in Art + Design: Integrated Studio Arts, you'll complete 90 credits in courses related to your major, and 120 credits overall.

Course descriptions, schedules and requirements

Student success

Emily Cole Bonney portrait
Emily Cole Bonney BFA '23

Graduating from UMass Dartmouth with a dual degree in art and psychology, Emily intends to work as an art therapist and use artwork as a healing method.

College of Visual & Performing Arts undergraduate mean starting salary:

NACE Data Collection of Class of 2022 Undergraduate Alumni

UMassD advantages

  • Internships: enhance your studies while gaining first-hand experience in creative fields
  • Studio facilities: our studios feature state-of-the-art equipment and ample work areas
  • Campus Gallery: exhibit your own work and gain exposure to the work of contemporary artists

Expand your opportunities

Master of Fine Arts: Develop your personal voice and advance your creative skills with a master's degree. You can specialize in drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.

Master of Art Education: With an emphasis on how the arts are integrated into daily life, the MAE program leads to a single-level professional certification in Massachusetts as an art teacher in grades Pre K-8 or 5-12.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts: Designed for artists who have earned BFA or BA degrees, and would benefit from immersion in an academic/studio environment. Applicants may wish to develop their artwork for application to graduate school, professional residency or to launch a professional career.

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