Fine Arts

Degree:Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
Major:Fine Arts
Digital Art
Graphic Design
Minor:Graphic Design
Department:Building 82, Room 253
College:Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
CIP Code:50.0702
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120

The B.F.A. is a professional art degree program that provides a more intensive course of study than the traditional B.A. in Art, with a specialization in Studio Art. The degree prepares students for entry into the professional art world and/or graduate school. In the B.F.A. program, students can concentrate in a number of studio areas, including Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, and Ceramics, as well as New and Mixed Media. There are separate specialization programs for B.F.A. students studying Digital Art and Graphic Design.

Program Requirements

After acceptance into the program, all students must complete the minimum of 18 semester hours of studio and/or art history courses. Students must participate in two group critiques and two individual critiques each semester of their junior and senior years, observing in the first group review only. The group reviews are scheduled by the faculty in or around the 6th and 11th weeks of the semester; individual reviews are arranged by students with their faculty committees. Students must participate in a B.F.A. Exit Exhibition in their final semester.

A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all courses that are identified as common prerequisites, major, or major-related. Transfer students may satisfy deficiencies in art requirements through course work at UWF. However, none of the art courses in the General Education curriculum may be used to satisfy junior/senior requirements. All course choices must have art faculty approval.

In addition to the University’s general requirements, students seeking the B.F.A. must meet the requirements listed below.