Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program. The first year is spent in foundations courses where students focus on the development of their creative and technical skills. After the foundation year, students can select to concentrate in several degree emphasis areas.

B.F.A. General (encompasses Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Expanded Media)

B.F.A. Ceramics

B.F.A. Metalsmithing/Jewelry

B.F.A. Textiles/Fibers

B.F.A. Visual Art Education

The intent is for students to explore a variety of mediums in order to determine how they would like to focus their advanced studies. In addition, fundamental concepts and strategies of artmaking are reinforced, even as new techniques and approaches from various disciplines are introduced.

In addition to completing the on-line application to KU Admissions, prospective students must submit a portfolio and responses to three essay questions to the Department of Visual Art in order to complete the application process and be for admission to the major in Visual Art.

First-Year Preparation

The first year foundations courses for the B.F.A., B.A., and B.A.E. degree include 13 hours of foundations studio, 6 hours of English, and 6 hours of Art History coursework.

ART 101Drawing I3
ART 102Drawing II3
ART 103Art Concepts and Practice3
ART 104Art Principles and Practice3
ART 105Visual Art Seminar1
ENGL 101Composition3
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing3
History of Art
HA 150History of Western Art: Ancient Through Medieval3
HA 151History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary3