BFA Studio Arts

BFA Studio Arts

BFA Studio Arts

In our Studio Arts program you’ll receive a foundation in drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media arts – and then find specializations that make your heart sing as you find your artistic calling. Become a part of an ongoing dialogue, with faculty-guided closeness and structure, that will help smash your comfort zone and make you the fearless artist the world needs right now. You’ll present a capstone exhibition senior year, to help you rocket into the professional artistic world.

The BFA in Studio Art requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 4 credits in foundation requirements, 56 credits in major requirements, 20 credits in designated electives, and 4 credits in unrestricted electives. The program of study is provided as follows.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements: 36 credits

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

  • FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits)
  • SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits)
  • Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits)

Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits)

Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits)

Options for all courses change on a semester basis – check the Registrar for this semester’s core classes and academic catalog.

Foundation Requirements: 4 credits ARTS 1001 Freshman Studio I (2 credits)

ARTS 1002 Freshman Studio II (2 credits)
ARTH 1001 History of World Art I (4 credits)

Major Requirements: 56 credits

ARTH 1002 History of World Art II (4 credits)

ARTH 3001 Thinking About Art Now (4 credits)

ARTS 1101 Drawing Lab I (4 credits)

ARTS 1201 Beginning Painting (4 credits)

ARTS 1301 Mixed Media Sculpture (4 credits)

ARTS 2102 Drawing Lab II (4 credits)

ARTS 3501 Junior Studio (4 credits)

ARTS 4501 Senior Studio I/Advanced Projects (4 credits)

ARTS 4901 Professional Practices (4 credits)

ARTS 4905 Senior Studio II/BFA Thesis Exhibition (4 credits)

ARTS 4915 Art Internship (4 credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

ARTS 2201 Sophomore Painting Studio I (4 credits)

ARTS 2301 Sophomore Sculpture Studio I (4 credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

ARTS 2202 Sophomore Painting Studio II (4 credits)

ARTS 2302 Sophomore Sculpture Studio II (4 credits)
Choose 4 credits in ARTS, GRDN, FILM, or PHOT electives

Designated Electives: 20 credits

Choose 4 credits in upper-division ARTH electives

Choose 12 credits in upper-division ARTS electives

Unrestricted Electives: 4 credits

Formation of School of Visual and Communication Arts

In August 2014, in order to better serve the growing enrollments in four of its academic programs, SFUAD restructured the administrative management of these programs into a “School of Visual and Communication Arts” (“SVCA”). The SVCA includes degrees in graphic design, digital arts, studio art and photography and is managed by a Dean, Linda Swanson (formerly the Chair of the Studio Art Program). The benefits expected from this administrative reorganization include leadership depth, leveraging of curriculum across four programs, sharing of facilities, improved trans-disciplinary and industry student experiences amongst the four programs as well as a larger and more diverse community under a shared school structure.