We offer expertise in the visual arts that is both interdisciplinary and intercultural, an expertise that supports a broadly based curriculum. As a vital contributor to a public urban research institution, the Department of Art & Art History endorses strategies that both derive from our current strengths and nurture our future capabilities.
The 80 credit BFA in Art is considered a 'professional' degree. Most universities in the USA offering the BFA require a similar number of credits and a similar distribution of studio and art history coursework. A full 2/3 of the total 120 credits required to graduate come from this department. The purpose of this intensive degree is to provide in-depth study in 1 or more areas of studio concentration. Concentration areas include: ceramics, digital media, fibers, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, print media, sculpture, and art education (this concentration provides K-12 teacher licensure in art).