The Art BFA track provides solid training in both critical thinking and artistic process, preparing students to be historically grounded thinkers while providing the tools necessary to develop a unique art practice.
The curriculum begins with a series of courses in which students investigate various media, art-historical traditions and theoretical positions, providing a strong foundation to individualized studio practice. Additional coursework includes a combination of seminars, group critique classes and independent studies. With the guidance of faculty mentors, students can concentrate on those areas that best serve their personal goals. By the third year in residence, undergraduates are expected to pursue independent studio projects. Beginning undergraduates share studios while most upper-level undergraduates work in individual studios.
In addition to fulfilling Critical Studies Liberal Arts requirements, Art BFA students are required to pass a Mid-Residence Review in the third year and a Graduation Review to complete the Program.
Detailed curriculum and academic requirements can be found in the online course catalog.
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