B.F.A. IN STUDIO ART DEGREE
The B.F.A. in Studio Art is a professional level degree open to outstanding students through an application process who are preparing for art studies, careers and professional activity in the studio arts beyond the undergraduate level. The B.F.A. in Studio Art degree requires a mininum of 120 hours of credits with up to seventy-eight (78) semester hours focused in studio and art history course work. All B.F.A. in Studio Art students are required to participate in the B.F.A. exhibition upon graduation. As a Professional Degree, the B.F.A. in Studio Art does not include the A&S Outside Major credit requirement.
Formal application is made to the program for acceptance into the B.F.A. in Studio Art degree program. Application must be submitted at least three semesters prior to the applicant’s anticipated graduation. Favorable faculty review of the application materials are required before a student is declared a candidate for the B.F.A. in Studio Art degree. Applicants must have achieved the following at the time of application to the B.F.A. in Studio Art:
- C or better in all major classes
- 3.25 GPA or above within major classes
- 3.00 or above overall UW total institutional GPA
Undergraduate majors proceed with meeting the USP requirements for the B.A. in Studio Art and balance with foundation, art history, and studio core requirements in the major until formally accepted as a B.F.A. in Studio Art candidate. Students should apply at least three semesters before graduation. Application does not automatically guarantee acceptance into the B.F.A. in Studio Art program.
During their final year and in conjunction with the spring B.F.A. exhibition, students enroll in two sequential capstone courses: BFA Capstone I (fall) and II (spring). The courses outline the deadline and requirements for the B.F.A. exhibition as well as coordinating mentoring of B.F.A. candidates. If faculty deem their work insufficient, they reserve the right to exclude the work from the exhibition and withhold the B.F.A. degree. Students transferring to the Department of Visual and Literary Arts who have completed their foundation core and successfully passed portfolio review are eligible to apply for a B.F.A. in Studio Art after one semester in Art and Art History Program.