Studio Art

Drawing class

B.F.A. in Studio Art

From painting and drawing, photography and printmaking, to sculpture and ceramics, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art emphasizes the development of skills, concepts, and creative sensitivities essential to the professional artist. Our program offers you the opportunity to work in spacious, creative environments, and you'll have access to our Mac labs any time you wish.

Our students also have the chance to display their own works of art throughout the Art Building and the Dishman Art Museum on campus, wonderful opportunities available to you so that you can build your portfolio that you can present to others upon graduation.

Choose a Concentration:

Painting and Drawing

Photography

Printmaking

Sculpture and Ceramics

At the completion of the program, students may choose to pursue a career as a professional artist, a career related field, or successfully continue their professional preparation in graduate study. Many students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in studio art pursue graduate study leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree.

During either the fall or spring semester prior to graduation, a candidate for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree will be required to enroll in the senior thesis course and prepare an exhibition. Senior thesis is a degree completion requirement.

Student Advising

All students entering a degree program in art must be counseled by the art department chair regarding available study options. Departmental advising is mandatory for all art majors and each art student will be assigned a faculty advisor. Art majors are required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. The letter grade "C" will be the minimum prerequisite grade for continuing studio courses in sequence. Art majors are required to meet formally with the art department chairperson two semesters prior to anticipated graduation.

Art Electives

Art electives are available for non-majors who desire experiences in the visual arts as part of their general education. The non-major student is required to follow the prescribed sequence of courses. A non-major student lacking pre-requisites may be admitted to an art course only with the consent of the instructor.

Transfer credit of first and second year art courses is in compliance with the Transfer Curriculum for Visual Arts adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.