Bachelor of Fine Arts

BFA students work closely with faculty from our eight different media areas: painting, drawing/illustration, printmaking, graphic design/digital media, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and jewelry/small metals.

BFA Student Work

Program Application & Requirements

The BFA degree offers students the opportunity to further their studio art practice and to prepare for graduate school or professional art careers through a rigorous and focused course of study in the visual arts. Students looking for a dedicated studio art focused education will benefit from the additional prestige this degree confers.

The BFA is a cohort-based program for students in their junior and senior years. Students will typically be admitted to the program in the spring of their sophomore year.

BFA students will be admitted based on the strength of their portfolio, their artistic promise, creative vision, professionalism, and the suitability of the BFA to their academic plans as evidenced through their submitted work, transcript, personal statement, and faculty references. Applicants will also be considered for admission based on their potential to positively contribute to the intellectual and artistic life of the cohort to which they are admitted.

Students will be permitted to re-apply once to the BFA if the first application does not result in acceptance to the program. Reapplications should follow the same guidelines as first time applications.

Spring 2024 applications are due March 25, 2024.


You will need to submit the following:

  • A personal statement (250-500 words)
  • A copy of your DARS/transcript
  • 12-15 samples of your work (3 from Art 105B or equivalent, 3 from Art 105C or equivalent, 3 from Art 105D or equivalent and 3-6 from studio elective courses)
  • The name and email address for 2 academic references.

If you need help with best procedures for photographing your artwork, watch the video below.

If you have additional questions please email Professor Nicole Jean Hill, BFA Coordinator, at