B.A. Degree/ B.F.A. Degree in Art
There are two degree tracks for students wishing to pursue a major in fine arts: the Bachelor of Arts in Art and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art.
The B. A. Degree in Art
This degree program provides you with a solid foundation of art instruction in a variety of disciplines, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital media and ceramics. You will also be exposed to critical and historical perspectives on art that will help you assess your own art. To this end, you will be required to participate in a monthly, department-wide critique.
B.A. in Art Degree Requirements
The B.F.A. Degree in Art
Admission to the program (generally in the sophomore or junior year) must be followed by a minimum of three semesters of studio work before the thesis exhibition. A student is admitted into the program only upon recommendation by the studio arts faculty and approval by the chair, following a successful portfolio review. All majors must participate in the monthly BFA critiques held in the Visual Arts Center gallery. Each candidate for the BFA must present an exhibition and gallery talk during the final year of study. This exhibit is prepared under the guidance and supervision of the art faculty and must demonstrate proficiency in a chosen area of concentration.
B.F.A. in Art Degree Requirements
A Newly Renovated VAC!
Newly renovated, the JSC Visual Arts Center features more space, dedicated BFA studios, galleries, classrooms, and pottery, print, wood, photo, and painting studios. Click here to view images and learn more about the VAC!