Bachelor Programs in Fine Arts

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Fine Arts

Pursuing a Bachelor in Fine Arts can be a great choice for individuals who enjoy creating art of all kinds. This degree can provide wonderful exposure to many different art forms as well as enhancing artistic skill and creativity.

Prospective students often ask, what is a Bachelor in Fine Arts? It involves the study and practice of numerous artistic disciplines such as painting, drawing, sculpture and multi-media applications. Art history classes are also frequently incorporated into the curriculum.

There are a number of reasons students choose to pursue a degree in fine arts, if nothing else it helps hone visual and sensory skills essential for working in art related fields. 

The cost of obtaining a Bachelor in Fine Arts can vary by institution and country. Prospective students should research the schools in which they are interested to confirm any programs under consideration meet their requirements. Contacting admissions offices directly to verify all program costs and fees is strongly recommended.

There are many employment opportunities for individuals with fine arts degrees. One popular choice is to be an art teacher for an elementary, middle or secondary school. Other options include pursing work as a craft artist and working in ceramics, jewelry or textile design. Many students are also interested in working as painters, sculptors, illustrators or printmakers. Some graduates choose to work in multi-media art; they design animation sequences utilizing hand-drawn or computer generated images which are in high demand by media, software and gaming companies. Writing, acting and architecture are also career options.

There are a wide variety of schools that have wonderful fine arts programs. Don’t put off your education any longer. Our extensive database is an ideal place to start researching all the options. If you require more flexibility, online classes can be a great option. To get started with a course, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor in Fine Arts

McMurry University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Abilene

The Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) students concentrate on multimedia and graphic design or studio art. The B.F.A. studio art graduate who excels attends graduate school or pursues a career in graphic design, illustration, museum education, art galleries, art education or establishes his or her own teaching or production studio. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. The Department of Art at McMurry University develops strong conceptual and technical skills for artistic expression, creative problem solving, artistic appreciation, and historical perspectives in its students. In this hands-on program our students study numerous traditions in the creation of art. Our students are also exposed to an extensive knowledge of the art of Western Civilization and non-European cultures in relationship to pluralistic contemporary world that enhances the education of art majors and other interested students. Our successful students fully participate in: Classes Assignments Critiques Exhibitions Study Abroad Our Students graduate with comprehensive knowledge of: Design Art media Expressive Possibilities Creative Solutions Professional Practices Students study art in the classroom and then examine it firsthand through field trips to galleries and museums. Senior students develop a resume/portfolio for campus wide presentation and for post-graduation activities. About the Majors The Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) students concentrate on multimedia and graphic design or studio art. The B.F.A. studio art graduate who excels attends graduate school or pursues a career in graphic design, illustration, museum education, art galleries, art education or establishes his or her own teaching or production studio. The Bachelors of Art (B.A.) degree with a major in studio art is designed for students who wish to obtain a liberal arts degree with a major in studio art, multimedia and graphic design or all level art education; this degree requires a minor. Awards Entering freshmen art students may apply for the Perry Bentley Art Scholarship in... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Campus Full time March 2018 New Zealand Auckland

Whitecliffe Fine Arts graduates create compelling and powerful visual expressions of their ideas. By understanding and operating within the ever-expanding field of visual art, they learn to adapt quickly, think critically, and take a lead in shaping contemporary culture. [+]

Bachelor of Fine Arts Whitecliffe Fine Arts graduates create compelling and powerful visual expressions of their ideas. By understanding and operating within the ever-expanding field of visual art, they learn to adapt quickly, think critically, and take a lead in shaping contemporary culture.

The development of a sustainable art practice through a variety of creative media is the cornerstone of Fine Arts study at Whitecliffe. Students explore traditional and contemporary materials, techniques and approaches in relation to their projects. Each student's understanding of theoretical and visual issues is developed and challenged in order to help them position their work in relation to relevant national and international art. Exploration Fine Arts students develop skills and experience with painting, printmaking, photography, video, digital media and spatial installation. From entering the Fine Arts major in year two, students respond to set assignments which develop formal and conceptual skills while leaving latitude for individual thematic interpretation. As students progress they are encouraged to reflect upon the strengths of their work and develop their own creative voice. This process enables them to have an increasing hand in the development of their own programmes of study while remaining under the close supervision of lecturers. Students majoring in Fine Arts they are mainly situated St Georges Bay Road Studios and are assigned their own studio facilities with access seven days a week. In addition to receiving regular feedback on their work throughout the course (sometimes from external sources), students must stage assessment exhibitions within their studios... [-]

Bachelor - Art & Design

INTI International University & Colleges, Malaysia
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years January 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya Batu Pahat + 1 more

The INTI Centre of Art & Design (ICAD) is our brand-new faculty at the INTI Subang Campus, offering career-focused programmes backed by state-of-the-art facilities, strong industry links and global resources for a truly world-class education. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. CREATIVITY, INNOVATION and DESIGN are the buzzwords of the new global economy and the inspirational direction for ICAD. The INTI Centre of Art & Design (ICAD) is our brand-new faculty at the INTI Subang Campus, offering career-focused programmes backed by state-of-the-art facilities, strong industry links and global resources for a truly world-class education. Formerly the PJ College of Art & Design (PJCAD), ICAD draws on an established legacy of creative excellence and a proven record for producing top-notch professionals. ICAD will help set you apart from your peers, and prepare you for the global market. Programme Structure 3+0 BA (Hons) Graphic Design, in Collaboration wtih Sheffield Hallam University, UK 3.5+0 BA (Hons) Interior Design, in Collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, UK Certificate in Art and Design Diploma in Fashion Design Diploma in Graphic Design Diploma in Interactive Multimedia with Animation Design Diploma in Interior Design Foundation in Design [-]

Bachelor of Arts

Felician University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Rutherford

Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. [+]

Major or Minor in Art Students may major in Art and receive a Bachelor of Arts in Art. You may also major in any other discipline at the University and minor in Art. (Examples: criminal justice major and photography minor, or business major and graphic design minor.) Felician University also offers certification programs and 18-credit minors in art. Co-major in Art K-6 elementary education majors may choose an art concentration as a co-major. Areas of Concentration You have the option of selecting one or more concentrations during your course of study, including: Fine Art Graphic Design Painting and Drawing Photography and New Media Study Abroad Option A unique, semester-long study abroad program in International Visual Studies offers hands-on experience in photography, book design, and web design. Opportunities to Visit New York City Regularly scheduled instructor-led trips to New York museums and galleries. Career Opportunities A BA in Art opens the door to many careers such as: Graphic designer Creative director Product designer Professional photographer Web designer Art teacher in elementary education College professor Freelance artist [-]

Bachelor in Art

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

Our graduates in art have been encouraged to consider their future professional role in the context of both the contemporary world and the historical world. Besides a reverence for art history, they have been taught appropriate skills of mind, hand, and eye. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. Why Study Art? The Art department's mission is to train artists, art historians, and visual arts administrators, as well as to provide service courses for non-art majors. Through our courses, we aspire to build an appreciation for the rich interchange of images and ideas that can happen between art and other academic disciplines. Our graduates in art have been encouraged to consider their future professional role in the context of both the contemporary world and the historical world. Besides a reverence for art history, they have been taught appropriate skills of mind, hand, and eye. They have been helped to find the next steps in their life journey, and have been challenged to be the best they can be in their chosen specialty. How We're Different Small classes taught by nationally and internationally renowned faculty equates to individual attention and successful mentoring. Students have access to studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week which promotes independent visual exploration, fosters camaraderie and community among students, and encourages the work ethic needed for success in the visual arts. Each studio faculty member maintains an active studio, most have gallery affiliations, and all have successful national and/or international exhibition records. Art history faculty have proven records of success including publications and presentations at national and international venues, publications in peer-reviewed literature, and internationally competitive research grants and fellowships. Faculty and students have participated in ArtPrize by curating, publishing, and exhibiting and have included Overall Winner in 2010,... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation

DigiPen Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Redmond

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation is a four-year program designed to prepare students to create artwork at the professional level. Rather than simply teaching students how to use current [+]

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation is a four-year program designed to prepare students to create artwork at the professional level. Rather than simply teaching students how to use current tools and software, the BFA program emphasizes the development of foundational skills that remain relevant and useful regardless of the technology or medium. Students who successfully complete this program will have the skills to produce powerful, affecting imagery in a professional studio environment. ADMISSIONS INFORMATION Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art and Animation program must have a strong foundation in drawing and art concepts and be open to constructive feedback on their work. Candidates must provide an art portfolio of 15 to 20 samples of artwork and should have experience with drawing and other fine arts disciplines such as painting and sculpture. TOPICS COVERED Students who successfully compete the BFA program will possess the following: - Extensive production experience in both 2D and 3D animation, as well as an area of greater focus that enables students to target a specific sector of the industry according to their interests and abilities. - Excellent drawing skills, including an understanding of how to maintain and continually enhance their craft throughout their career. - Strong storytelling abilities, including visual storytelling, literary traditions, story through dialog, story through acting, and cinematic conventions. - Familiarity with modern studio processes, including the ability to use current tools and software, as well as the ability to learn new software while... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

This degree takes advantage of NAU’s studio facilities to accustom students to working in studio environments. Students will learn important techniques, analysis of materials, planning, critique, global influences, and more. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. Available Emphasis Areas: Ceramics - Emphasis Painting - Emphasis Printmaking - Emphasis Sculpture - Emphasis This degree takes advantage of NAU’s studio facilities to accustom students to working in studio environments. Students will learn important techniques, analysis of materials, planning, critique, global influences, and more. What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art? Every artist soars on two wings—imagination and craft. If you can imagine angels yearning to fly, we can help you set them free. Join one of our programs in ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture and see where your talent can take you. Develop your craft in small classes that guarantee close interaction with faculty. Our studio facilities provide all you'll need to make art--except your personal vision. Study the masters, explore critical scholarship, and create visual objects in a variety of media. Build self-confidence with a required one-person exhibition, presentation, and oral defense. You'll graduate prepared for the life of a working artist or for careers in art-related fields. Our balanced program of study will also fully prepare you for graduate study. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Antique dealing Conservation Education Criticism With further education, one of these paths is possible: Corporate curator Anthropologist Archivist Librarian University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal... [-]

Arts License

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 France Angers

Such training provides access to many professions where artistic sensitivity, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and practical ability are required. [+]

TRAINING OBJECTIVES The purpose of the license Visual Arts is to enable students to: - gain a solid general culture in the great artistic periods and concepts for supplying artistic practice - master the methods to artistic practice ( aesthetics, pluralistic approaches) through workshops and workshops - to develop transferable skills-based merging of knowledge and preparation for professional integration, through specialized courses, methodological lessons and courses. Such training provides access to many professions where artistic sensitivity, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and practical ability are required. + THE TRAINING A student encouraged to become author of his training, through: - the choice of his career (16 minor elective) - the choice of opening additional teachings - his choice of internship sites (1 year internship training ) and international mobility (ability to perform a semester abroad) - the specialization of the professional preparation module project (PEP or PEP +). Other assets: - the practice of a foreign language (up to two in training) - personalized educational support, thanks to the presence of an official of training per year, and monitor the professional and academic project of the student - training based on the mobilization of qualified teachers and researchers and skilled professionals - an extensive network of partner universities abroad (one hundred partner universities) and a strong presence in many professional sectors. - Promotions human scale, excellent success rate in examinations. ADMISSION - L1: a baccalaureate. Application via the website Admission postbac. - L2: hold L1 in Fine Arts. File selection. -... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 France Paris

The digital revolution has opened up communication design to new disciplines that require students to excel not only in traditional design skills, but in design research methodology, human-centered concept development and system design processes. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. The digital revolution has opened up communication design to new disciplines that require students to excel not only in traditional design skills, but in design research methodology, human-centered concept development and system design processes. Communication designers give form to information in advertising, publishing and editorial design, corporate and exhibition design, websites, multimedia, environmental graphics, signs and maps, service design, interaction design, film and video. In all these fields, the need to clearly and succinctly inform, entertain and persuade remains a critical concern. Located in an internationally renowned mecca for artists and designers, PCA offers Communication Design majors a unique opportunity to broaden their cultural and creative perspectives. Not only is the metropolitan landscape an ideal setting to experience graphic design in action, but the city’s vibrant community of design professionals is a rich resource for students as they develop their own visual language. The comprehensive curriculum at PCA establishes a solid foundation in visual form and design principles, as well as addressing the methodologies and issues behind contemporary graphic design. Visits to Parisian art and design institutions like the Pompidou Center, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, La Gaité Lyrique, and the Palais de Tokyo provide a wealth of opportunities to view the trajectory of European communication design from its historical roots through to its latest trends. Curriculum Foundation Year Drawing I Materials and Dimensions I City as Studio Introduction to Digital Media I Introduction to Art & Design Critical Thinking & Writing I Drawing II Materials... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Martin

The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. [+]

The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. The programs provide artistic and technical training in the various areas of study, cultural and historical context for their disciplines and the opportunity for the students to gain an appreciation for all of the fine arts activities while in the program. Graphic Design – the students in this discipline will study Graphic Design Applications and Practices Design Theory and History Typography and Page Layout Multimedia and Computer Illustration Professional Practice in Graphic Design Visual Art – the students in this discipline will study Foundations 2D and 3D Practices Studio Courses in various Media Aesthetic and Historical Art Context Exhibition Design and Planning Fine Arts Career Strategy Theatre – the students in this discipline will study Acting and Character Development Stagecraft and Technical Theatre Directing and Playwriting Play Production Participate in Campus Plays [-]

BA in Contemporary Arts School

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Como
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Como

How to work in contemporary art today? The Triennial course of Contemporary Arts School aims to train professionals of the main so-called system of Art, by artists of every discipline to Curators, the event organizers, up to press officers and the Artistic Directors. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. How to work in contemporary art today? The Triennial course of Contemporary Arts School aims to train professionals of the main so-called system of Art, by artists of every discipline to Curators, the event organizers, up to press officers and the Artistic Directors. The course focuses on the analysis of the key trends in recent art history, but also on the study of systems of economic relations, culture and society that characterize an ever changing industry. The practical disciplines and fundamental theoretical, is accompanied, in fact, the acquisition of tools Marketing, Communication and New Media, and finally of Art Economics. The curricular plan has three guidelines: Curatorship, Marketing & Communication and Contemporary Arts, which develops in particular the study of the elements of analysis and communication related to curating events, with specific focus on the drafting of critical texts, design and preparation exhibitions, communication and off-line, composition and realization of editorial products. Trained professionals After completing the course, the student can work as a Professional Artist, or play roles in the organization, communication and promotion of events in the field of contemporary arts at Foundations. Museums, Art Galleries, Printing and Publishing Offices with Art Director duties, Assistant Art, Art Register, Art Advisor, Art Critic & Curator, Event Manager, Marketing Manager, Press Office and Editor. The three-year course of the School of Contemporary Arts, provides a good basic training and an adequate humanistic and scientific training in the field of production, organization and communication of the visual... [-]

Bachelor in Fine Arts

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

You develop your artistic talent through multi-facetted training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, conceptual development, technical skills, communication and presentation of and entrepreneurship in the arts. [+]

Art theory, research and experimentation all play a prominent role within your study programme Art exists within a network of cross-references: the artist reflects upon the world at large. Within the Fine Art study programme, you will be learning to define and redefine what art is – or can be – in relation to society. You will be developing your artistic talent through a versatile training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, concept development, ‘making’ skills, communication and presentation of your work, as well as entrepreneurial skills specifically relevant to the domain of the arts. This way you will become a creating pioneer, working on your own self-directed visual research projects. You will delve into art theory and history in connection with current discourses within the arts, research of the artistic practice, learning and experimenting with various ‘making = thinking’ skills, writing as a (visual) medium, developing and presenting your ideas, collaborating with fellow art and design students. After graduating you will be qualified for working through social, commercial or autonomous contemporary art platforms; become a maker and/or mediator in the arts; a curator or a cultural organiser; a social researcher using artistic means and methods; or a master-level student in fine art, media technology, cultural management or artistic research. Your personal artistic plan You will be developing your artistic talent through a versatile training in all aspects of the profession: applied artistic research, concept development, technical skills, as well as communication, presentation and entrepreneurial skills specifically... [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Photography

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The BFA degree builds on the core curriculum of fundamental principles by emphasizing the aesthetic and conceptual skills necessary for a professional portfolio. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. The BFA degree builds on the core curriculum of fundamental principles by emphasizing the aesthetic and conceptual skills necessary for a professional portfolio. After completing the core curriculum, students choose to focus on commercial or editorial, fine art, or documentary courses. Upon graduation, students will be required to demonstrate an individual style and a unique approach to their chosen area of study. BFA Photography Unit Requirements: Major Coursework Core 36 Units Major 42 Units Electives 9 units Liberal Arts 45 units TOTAL 132 units BFA Photography Degree Requirements: Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist Minimum 2.0 GPA and the following general education requirements: 3 Written Communication courses 4 Art Historical Awareness courses 1 Historical Awareness course 1 Quantitative Literacy course 1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course 1 Employment Communications & Practices course After above general education requirements are met, take Liberal Arts electives as needed to fulfill the Liberal Arts unit requirement. BFA Program Learning Outcomes Undergraduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Conceptual and Problem-Solving Skills Make creative decisions that optimize conceptual impact, cohesiveness and memorability of created images Integrate key conceptual elements (such as mood, narrative, introducing the unexpected) with technical elements (such as composition, lighting, point of view) to suggest a story or elicit an emotional response from the viewer Solve creative and technical problems that include project parameters and modeled client expectations Lighting Skills Master indoor and outdoor lighting,... [-]

BTech Hons in Fine Art

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to apply critical competencies and skills in the production of artworks, visual research and the completion of workplace experience, required for a professional career in the visual-cultural industries. [+]

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to apply critical competencies and skills in the production of artworks, visual research and the completion of workplace experience, required for a professional career in the visual-cultural industries. Admission requirements A National Diploma: Fine Art or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as determined by a Status Committee. Selection criteria An average mark of 60% for all third-year modules is recommended. Applicants must also submit written and practical work, as determined by a Selection Committee. Curriculum MODULE Art Theory 4 Studio Practice 4 Practical work is completed under supervision. Art Theory 4 course work is completed by participation in seminars and the presentation of papers, with integrated assessment. Summative assessment is conducted by a departmental Assessment Committee and an external moderator. Programme structure Nature of programme: One year programme. The programme is offered both full-time and part-time. Minimum duration: One year full-time and two years part-time. Number of modules per year: 2 year-modules. [-]

Bachelor in Art: Studio Art

Siena Heights University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Adrian

The program’s primary goal is to develop the visual artist. Students are encouraged to take risks, speculate, explore, research, create and pursue artworks of quality. Students are asked to deal in materials and in ideas, to explore past perceptions of the world of art and their interior and exterior worlds of imagination and values. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. Studio Angelico is Siena Heights University’s nationally accredited art department, offering degrees in Graphic Design, Art History and Fine Arts. As part of these degrees, you can explore art media such as animation, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video editing and web design. In addition, opportunities are available for you to combine your art degree with various other majors, minors and certifications in areas such as business, psychology, chemistry, museum studies, and teacher education, which will help you prepare for careers in such fields as advertising, art therapy, art conservation, museum work and art education. At Studio Angelico, you will enjoy small class sizes, personalized attention, up-to-date facilities, and a supportive and diverse community of learners that will foster your growth as an artist. Our Visiting Artists Program connects you with experts from around the world; the Klemm Gallery in Studio Angelico not only features the work of our visiting artists but provides a professional venue for our BFA majors' senior projects. Educational travel opportunities are also available. We invite you to meet our faculty, to tour our facilities and to present a portfolio of your artwork for possible scholarships. The program’s primary goal is to develop the visual artist. Students are encouraged to take risks, speculate, explore, research, create and pursue artworks of quality. Students are asked to deal in materials and in ideas, to explore past perceptions of the world of art and their interior and exterior worlds of imagination... [-]