Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts in North America

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Fine Arts

Earning a bachelor's degree is achieved by completing the necessary course of study offered by the college or university you enroll in. Completing this study may take three to seven years depending on where you seek your degree.

A fine arts program offers students the opportunity to study a wide variety of different art mediums. Examples of classes are color theory, 2-D design, animation, 3-D design, printmaking, music theory, computer applications and web design.

Spanning 23 countries, North America is continent filled with educational opportunity. Students have the opportunity to learn multiple languages and develop an understanding of vastly different cultures.

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Bachelor of Science in Creative Writing for Entertainment

Full Sail University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA Winter Park

It all begins with a great story. Whether a film or television show, a video game or even a commercial, the most successful pieces of media are those that tell engaging and interesting stories, stories that capture your attention, spark your imagination, and provoke your emotions. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts in North America 2017. Creative Writing for Entertainment Undergraduate Degree In this program, students hone their writing skills through a variety of exercises, assignments, and projects that prepare them to meet the needs of an industry that is powered by creative visionaries. Course Highlights: Literary Techniques & Story Development Publishing and Distribution Visual Thinking and Writing Scriptwriting Techniques Symbolic Communications and Cartography It all begins with a great story. Whether a film or television show, a video game or even a commercial, the most successful pieces of media are those that tell engaging and interesting stories, stories that capture your attention, spark your imagination, and provoke your emotions. Full Sail's Creative Writing for Entertainment Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program is designed to help students perfect their storytelling abilities, with an emphasis on writing for visual media, including scriptwriting and screenwriting. Throughout the course of the 20-month program, you’ll hone your writing skills through a variety of exercises, assignments, and projects that prepare you to meet the needs of an industry in need of creative visionaries. The Creative Writing for Entertainment Bachelor’s degree program emphasizes the entertainment industry’s need for a transmedia approach to writing; an idea may begin as a script for a television show, but it also needs to be able to cross over to other delivery channels such as mobile devices, websites, and more. As a student in this program, you’ll learn how certain fundamentals of writing apply to all of these platforms,... [-]

Dual Bachelor in Business Administration & Art: Visual Art Administration

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

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. [+]

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, Top 10 in 2012,... [-]

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 in North America 2017. 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... [-]

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 Musical Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features an intense, specialized and synchronized curriculum. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts in North America 2017. William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the... [-]

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 [-]

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 in North America 2017. 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... [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Marian University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Indianapolis

Visual and Creative Arts majors in graphic design receive instruction in the foundations of studio art. Building upon this foundation, students engage in specialized studies in print and digital media grounded in an understanding of the social impact of the arts. [+]

Bachelor in Graphic Design Visual and Creative Arts majors in graphic design receive instruction in the foundations of studio art. Building upon this foundation, students engage in specialized studies in print and digital media grounded in an understanding of the social impact of the arts. The program is designed to prepare students for entry into either graduate school or a position in the profession. For qualified students, internships are arranged during the senior year. Graphic design students work in a stat-of-the-art computer design studio dedicated solely to the department. Requirements Major for Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Visual Creative Arts: Graphic Design All Visual and Creative Arts majors experience a set of core courses that provide the foundations of visual understanding and the creative impulse. The core courses include: ARH 240, ART 110, ART 120, and ART 255. VCA majors can then choose from four programs within the Department of Visual and Creative Arts. These four programs include art history, documentary studies, graphic design, and studio art (with or without a concentration in art therapy). The graphic design program requires 33 credits including ART 206, ART 226, ART 229, ART 326, ART 327, ART 426, ART 427, ART 490, ART 491, and three credits of a studio arts course. The program is completed with six hours of 300-level ARH courses. Students enter the department as B.A. visual and creative arts majors. There is a portfolio review after the completion of 110, 120, 206, and two graphic design courses. The... [-]

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 in North America 2017. 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... [-]

Bachelor of Arts

Allegheny College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Meadville

The Art Department’s programs are designed to develop a broad intellectual grounding in the traditions of the visual arts through an understanding of Studio Art practice and Art History, coupled with knowledge from other disciplines. Students learn to discriminate between the processes of production, interpretation, and evaluation, and to think creatively about all aspects of artistic problem solving. Through the examination and creation of original works of Art, students learn to contextualize artworks, and understand the relationships between praxis, theory, and history. [+]

Bachelor of Arts The Art Department’s programs are designed to develop a broad intellectual grounding in the traditions of the visual arts through an understanding of Studio Art practice and Art History, coupled with knowledge from other disciplines. Students learn to discriminate between the processes of production, interpretation, and evaluation, and to think creatively about all aspects of artistic problem solving. Through the examination and creation of original works of Art, students learn to contextualize artworks, and understand the relationships between praxis, theory, and history. ART MAJORS Studio Art Progresses from broad exploration of visual art toward specialization in a chosen medium. Art History The visual heritage of Western art and architecture, progressing from surveys (Ancient, Renaissance, American, etc.) to a substantial original research project. Art and Technology An interdisciplinary major shared between the Communication Arts and Art Departments that explores connections between photography, video, and computer art. Double and self-designed majors encouraged. Minor Programs Studio Art • Art History Special minors such as Art & the Environment and Medieval & Renaissance Studies may be considered. Department Facts Distinctions Individualized attention, close student-faculty relationships. Opportunities to integrate art with other disciplines: recent double majors include studio art/physics; studio art/biology; studio art/math; studio art/environmental science; art history/English. Senior Projects demonstrate to employers and graduate schools the ability to define and complete a comprehensive original assignment. Special balance between depth in the major and breadth of overall programs. Important integration of studio art and art history in the curriculum. Upper-level seminars that... [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

New Hampshire Institute of Art
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Manchester

The Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Institute provides students the opportunity to engage in the development of formal skill and technique while creating their individual artistic voice. The courses of concentration offered are: Fine Arts, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Creative Writing. The Interdisciplinary course of study is a selected synthesis of the six areas of... [+]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Institute provides students the opportunity to engage in the development of formal skill and technique while creating their individual artistic voice. The courses of concentration offered are: Fine Arts, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Creative Writing. The Interdisciplinary course of study is a selected synthesis of the six areas of concentration. Students may also add a minor study in any of the concentrations. In 2009 the Institute was awarded approval from the State of NH for the Art Education curriculum, which allows the Institute to offer K – 12 Art Education licensure to students who have successfully completed our program.... [-]


BFA in Acting

University of Montana
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Missoula

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in acting is a pre-professional training program rooted in a strong tradition of liberal arts education. Students who intend to pursue the BFA acting degree will enter the University as BA students in Theatre and declare an intent to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting no later than the beginning of the second semester of the four-year program... [+]

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in acting is a pre-professional training program rooted in a strong tradition of liberal arts education. Students who intend to pursue the BFA acting degree will enter the University as BA students in Theatre and declare an intent to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting no later than the beginning of the second semester of the four-year program. Over the course of the program, students pursuing a BFA in Acting must: Take a rigorous sequence of studio training including courses in acting, movement, film acting technique, and voice and speech. Attain a cumulative 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in acting coursework. After a mid-program audition at the end of the second year, be invited into the BFA program. Be cast in at least three School of Theatre & Dance productions during their four years in the program. Acting is an expressive art form in which the actor is the instrument of expression. The program is concerned with developing the student’s ability to utilize the skills and tools taught over the four years to communicate a dramatic or comedic story in the context of theatrical production and film. Students are expected to make continued progress in deepening and clarifying their ability to communicate story truthfully and play a character in action. [-]

Bachelor in Studio Art

Colby-Sawyer College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New London

Select the B.A. degree program for a deep working knowledge of the fine arts with the opportunity to explore a variety of career possibilities. Choose the B.F.A. degree for an intensive study of the visual arts that will prepare you for a career as a professional artist. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts in North America 2017. Bachelor in Studio Art Make Your Artistic Dreams a Professional Reality Blend color, shadow and texture to create a bright future with a degree in studio art. Select the B.A. degree program for a deep working knowledge of the fine arts with the opportunity to explore a variety of career possibilities. Choose the B.F.A. degree for an intensive study of the visual arts that will prepare you for a career as a professional artist. Both options build your creative and critical thinking skills alongside studio and technical skills. Choose from concentrations in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture, and experiment outside your concentration to gain a wider working knowledge of the arts. Minors in art history, graphic design and studio art can be combined with any program of study to add a rich understanding of historical and contemporary art to any major. Supplement your studies with dance, theater and music classes. For complete information about minor requirements and course offerings, please refer to the college catalog. Concentrations CERAMICS Some Things Last Forever Some of the most well-preserved and fascinating artifacts in civilization are ceramics. Fire up your creative legacy with the ceramics concentration at Colby-Sawyer. Explore the multi-faceted world of ceramics through conceptual, formal and technical studio work while studying glaze and clay science, the history of ceramics and contemporary developments in the field. Active faculty, visiting artists and scholars collaborate with you to provide individualized instruction in all... [-]

Dual Degree Program BFA + BA/BS

School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA Boston

The Dual Degree program is a unique dual degree program offered in conjunction with Tufts University. This demanding program is specifically designed... [+]

Dual Degree Program BFA + BA/BS

Since 1876, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has been educating artists by providing them with the respect and freedom they need to develop.

At SMFA, you'll find exceptional teachers who are expert mentors as well as working artists. You'll find cutting-edge art-making, enviable relationshipswith our degree-granting partner institution Tufts University and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an extraordinary heritage of launching great artists.

Each of our programs has its own emphasis, but each resounds with the intensity that comes from the exploration of ideas by a community of nearly1,000 artists.The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston currently offers:... [-]


Bachelor in Studio Art

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The Art Department at ORU recognizes art is an expression of an individual's beliefs and endeavors to nurture each student's creativity, ability and call to be a Christian artist. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts in North America 2017. The Art Department at ORU recognizes art is an expression of an individual's beliefs and endeavors to nurture each student's creativity, ability and call to be a Christian artist. Students receive a firm foundation blending creative experiences with a critical knowledge of art past and present. Students selecting the studio arts program study under a faculty composed of professional working artists with numerous works of art on exhibit nationwide. The studio art major offers training in four disciplines - painting, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking. Students may adapt the major to help prepare them for an alternative teaching certification. Painting The painting courses explore traditional to contemporary styles of painting. Students focus on the development of imaginative resources and process through different media as well as explore the aesthetics of both abstraction and observation. Ceramics The ceramics program offers students a study of a variety of hand-building techniques. Additional study concentrates on the study of form and the generation of ideas in clay, with an emphasis on the potter's wheel as a tool for the forming of pottery. Sculpture Students in the sculpture classes participate in an in-depth study of the design and technical methods of sculpture construction. Emphasizing methods, materials, concepts and artistic style, students develop skills and methods of sculptural formation. Printmaking Printmaking develops the student's conceptual and studio skills in media and the processes involved in relief, intaglio, serigraphy and creative printmaking. Printmakers use their skills to generate creative visual... [-]