College of Fine Arts


Art & Art History

B.F.A. in Art

Program Purpose

The program prepares students to be broadly knowledgeable in the visual art disciplines and to possess the necessary research and communication skills to continue to learn about and be active participants in the art world at large. The program prepares students for entry into professional art practice or to undertake graduate study in an academic or professional program.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of techniques and technologies needed to realize their artistic goals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental practices and professional standards related to visual arts nationally, and internationally.
  • Be able to formulate and express ideas through creative problem solving in the production of contemporary visual art and research into creative processes.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of major concepts, art history, theories, and approaches to research in the study of visual art.
  • Be able to identify, analyze, and assess information from a variety of sources and perspectives.
  • Have sufficient ability in visual expression to enhance their knowledge of culture and fine art of nations or people outside the United States.
  • Be prepared for entry into professional art practice or to undertake graduate study in an academic or professional program.
  • Possess the research and communication skills necessary to understand and participate in the world of visual art.