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2018-19 Catalog 
2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art - BFA

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The BFA in Art is a studio-intensive program emphasizing mentorship and collaboration among a cohort of students and faculty.  The Art curriculum is built around five student-centered goals:

  • Challenging and expanding each student’s understanding of the creative process.
  • Providing students with media-specific technical training.
  • Exposing students to a broad range of contemporary and historical art practices as well as a strong background in critical theory.
  • Developing an informed professional presence in the world beyond the campus.
  • Synthesizing the above - creative process, technique, critical inquiry, and professional goals - into a unique studio practice.

Admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in studio art is competitive. Students may apply to the BFA program after completing between 24 -48 credits in Art and Art History with a GPA of 3.25 or better.  Transfer students should apply upon admission to the University or in their first quarter at SOU. The BFA Thesis forms a central part of the BFA experience, and candidates must show the ability to investigate and articulate their ideas through independent writing and research.

Requirements for the BFA in Art:


Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.


Maintain a 3.25 GPA for all SOU coursework in the major:

c. Studio Topics (8 credits)

f. Capstone: Senior Studio (12 credits)

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