Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Program Information

Bachelor of Fine Arts

College of Arts & Sciences

Art & Design


Total Credit Hours: 124

Typical Completion: 4 Years, full-time

Cost per credit hour: $333

Full-time Tuition: $3,996/semester

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Create Your Path

The bachelor of fine arts program is a professional degree taught by highly qualified faculty with a focused attention on your work, like an art academy. The W officers top notch facilities, including multiple studio spaces all under one roof. The BFA program gives our students access to technology/materials, such as fully functioning mac lab, photo studios and film dark rooms, printmaking facilities, and clay studios. Our students enjoy 24 hours access to all of the studios, for when inspiration strikes in the middle of the night.



As an fine arts major, you will take classes such as:

  • Screenprinting
  • Figure Drawing
  • Metals
  • Process Seminar
woman with blowtorch in art studio

Emphasis Areas

As an fine arts major you will take an emphasis in one of the following areas:


The ceramics emphasis is designed to provide a learning environment and experience that prepares students for careers in ceramics. Students will learn various technical methods of clay construction, such as coil, slab, slip casting, and wheel to apply in traditional and nontraditional formats.

Drawing & Painting

The drawing and painting curriculum provides students with an understanding of the evolution of representation, illusion and meaning through a range of media including graphite, charcoal, watercolor, acrylics and oil paint.

Graphic Design

Our graphic design curriculum explores visual communication through creative problem solving. Students explore principles of visual literacy, typography and layout design by completing projects on logo design, branding, editorial design, illustration, publication design, packaging design and interactive design.


Students interested in the Interdisciplinary Emphasis get advanced level instruction in at least 3 studio areas; this breadth of studio knowledge would be invaluable for those pursuing special certification and the alternate route for becoming a K-12 art teacher.


Students exploring the photography curriculum engage in traditional analog/film and digital processes in a creative environment that emphasizes photographic seeing.


Students studying in this emphasis focus on the creation of the printing matrix and the necessary skills needed to transfer an impression of the matrix to the printed surface.

Career Outlook


Median national salary for Craft and Fine Artists according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.