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 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. 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, as well as the... [-]

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. [+]

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 February. Transfer students and... [-]

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. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. 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... [-]

Bachelor in Fine Arts

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

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. Theory is also a part of the study programme. Research skills will give you the ability to learn in-depth about the richness of art history and to make a link to current discourse in the arts. By doing quarterly projects in which all the aspects of the profession are addressed, you will learn to collaborate with others and to organise and document your activities. You will work towards a personal artistic plan that you will develop with your tutors. You will focus on the international side of the profession, on current practice or on continuing your studies to master level. You will also look at working in public space and at the many new possibilities that the digital domain offers. In the last phase of your programme, you will apply the knowledge you have gained about your subject to study areas that are derived from current developments in culture and society. You choose a graduation specialisation and during your course concentrate on a Practice, choosing from Autonomous, Social or Commercial Practices. Your work is demanding and requires, on top of talent, a great affinity with expressive arts and a feeling for tradition as well as daring to experiment. You can enter into exchanges with other institutes in cities such as Berlin, Marseille or Vancouver to gain international work experience and... [-]

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. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. 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 Applied Arts

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

Bachelor Applied Arts [+]

OBJECTIFS DE LA FORMATION THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN FRENCH L’objectif de la licence d’Arts plastiques est de permettre à l’étudiant de: - acquérir une solide culture généraliste dans les grandes périodes artistiques et les concepts permettant d’alimenter la pratique artistique - maîtriser les méthodes propres à la pratique artistique (esthétique, approches plurielles) à travers des workshops et des ateliers - développer des compétences transversales basées sur le croisement des savoirs et la préparation à l’insertion professionnelle, à travers des parcours spécialisés, des enseignements méthodologiques et des stages. Une telle formation donne accès à de nombreux métiers, où sensibilité artistique, curiosité intellectuelle, sens critique et capacité pratique sont requis. [-]

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. [+]

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 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. [+]

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 stage of Charles Dickens Dombey and Son by... [-]

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. 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. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ITALIAN 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 arts. In particular the activities of the course aim to develop a sound overall knowledge of the basics of the history of art - from the modern to the contemporary - and design methodologies and communication of the visual arts, from a plant to know the historical, literary and artistic culture which is the prerequisite for all appropriate specialist examination. The lessons aim to present the materials in terms of design and placing the system in connection with the dynamics and the new values that fuel the contemporary art market. The professional figure that emerges is that of a professional able to cover different roles within his aesthetic and social areas. Alongside the strictly artistic skills, students are encouraged to develop the ability to design and self-promotion, for ease of insertion on the market and critical awareness of their work. The courses are structured to provide adequate theoretical and practical knowledge for professionals in the so-called Art System (artists, curators, event organizers, press officers and Artistic Directors), with specific preparation, but sufficiently elastic, which can fulfill the communication and organization of artistic materials relating to contemporary art in 'area of the various departments involved in these tasks: museum institution to private gallery, from publishing to specialized libraries, from... [-]

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. [-]

BFA in Filmmaking

EICAR
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 France Paris

EICAR, the only film school in continental Europe with an English language curriculum, offers a three year Bachelor of Fine Arts program in filmmaking with 5 Specializations – Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Producing and Editing. The School provides degrees and programs with an emphasis on practical filmmaking experience and teamwork. We favor direct studio work and exercises where lessons can... [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. BFA in Filmmaking EICAR, the only film school in continental Europe with an English language curriculum, offers a three year Bachelor of Fine Arts program in filmmaking with 5 Specializations – Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Producing and Editing. The School provides degrees and programs with an emphasis on practical filmmaking experience and teamwork. We favor direct studio work and exercises where lessons can sink in. The programs also concentrate on the proper management of film sets so students can understand how things are done in the professional world and develop their skills and talents accordingly. This is why we focus our curriculum and philosophy on getting the process right. Studying in Paris with an international network of professionals EICAR provides an international environment with over 60 nationalities present within the school’s student and staff community. Our international faculty of working film and television professionals has one foot in the industry at all times. Because EICAR instructors are not academics but active professionals, they are able to offer a real world, cutting-edge approach to film education where students are prepared to confront and master the latest technical changes and artistic tendencies in the rapidly evolving audiovisual industry. In addition to EICAR’s faculty of film and media professionals, a rigorous program designed to emulate the reality and challenges of the professional world is keystone of the BFA curriculum. The European Bachelor of Fine Arts is a degree-level diploma which is accredited by EABHES, the European Accreditation Board of Higher... [-]

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 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. 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 art in the printed... [-]

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. [+]

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, studio lighting techniques, lighting... [-]

Bachelor - Fine Arts

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The bachelor of Fine Arts takes four years. Each year consists of two semesters, divided into study periods. Every year, semester and study period has its own theme. During the core programme you will develop you own visual work. [+]

Bachelors in Fine Arts. Fine Arts: www.hanzegroningen.eu/finearts Are you inquisitive, eager and curious? Are you passionate about art? Then studying Fine Arts at Minerva Academy of Art could the right choice for you. This programme offers you the opportunity to experiment and play, to learn and to create. You don’t wait for someone to give you an assignment. You get to work yourself. This is how you create your own future as an independent fine artist. What do you need to successfully graduate as an independent, fine artist? We like you to show us that you have an open, curious and especially inquisitive attitude. You don’t take the world on face value; you want to get to the bottom of things. You want to be the one who is in control of the imaginative process of converting ideas, thoughts and desires into images. We encourage an international focus: many of our students are from abroad. That is why this bachelor’s programme is taught fully in English. This means that English is the language we use during classes. Instruction and coaching in Dutch is possible in individual cases. It is important to get used to an international setting right from the start. This way you will also feel at home abroad and you will learn to get by as an artist all over the word. You do so by experimenting, investigating, reflecting and especially by creating a lot. You convert your ideas, desires and fascinations into images by using the most... [-]