Department of Art & Design Programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts

The BFA in Fine Arts is a professional degree for students who want intensive study of the visual arts. The BFA is comprised of five areas of emphasis.


Students can apply for the BFA after successfully completing the Foundation Portfolio Review.


124 semester hours, 52 total hours taken in the Art and Design Department.

Program Requirements

NOTE: Some courses required in the major will also fulfill requirements for the University Core Curriculum. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, course rotation, course selection and to plan the most efficient program of study.

All students must participate in the MUW Juried Student Exhibition in the freshman, sophomore, and junior years, and in the senior exhibition.

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Students majoring in another department may wish to enhance their education with a minor in art history or general art. The Art History Minor consists of a series of humanities courses focusing on the history of art. The General Art Minor is a combination of hands-on studio experience with some art history.

Art History Minor

Minor Requirements

To graduate with a minor in Art History, you must complete 18 semester hours in the Department of Art and Design.

Art History Minor Courses

Studio Art Minor

Minor Requirements

To graduate with a general art minor, you must complete 24 semester hours in the Art and Design Department.

Studio Art Minor Courses

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