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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art Studio

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art Studio

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Students wishing to major in Art Studio have a choice of two undergraduate degrees. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is for those who wish to create a broad foundation based on the tradition of a liberal arts education, suitable for many possible career paths. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree offers a more specialized curriculum, which is especially useful for those students seeking specific careers as professional artists, designers, and for graduate studies in the visual arts. Careers Our alumni are working as professional photographers, graphic designers, art educators, professional artists, and in art galleries, museums, and in other industries. What You'll Study Students will gain critical skills for succeeding in today’s world, including the ability to work with still and moving images using the latest software. The Art Studio curriculum is grounded in the manipulation of traditional media such as drawing, ceramics, and sculpture but also incorporates digital technologies and processes, including 3-D printing and fabrication. After completing our Foundations curriculum, students may hone in on a specific medium or explore a more intermediate approach to art making. Mediums taught within Art Studio: Ceramics Drawing Installation/Performance New Media/Intermediate Graphic Design Print media Sculpture Fiber Photography (Digital and Darkroom) Metal Arts Painting Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Overview The BFA program allows for development of studio practice at a more focused, sophisticated and pre-professional level. This degree is available to students who demonstrate special abilities through a BFA portfolio review, during which the student will present his or her work to a faculty jury. Students will be considered for admission based on their advanced level of study, their current proposed direction, and strong evidence that they can succeed in creating a coherent body of work for a solo exhibition. Students will be present during the review to answer questions regarding formal, technical and conceptual elements of their work. In addition to the in-person review, students will submit an artist’s statement and documentation of work presented during the review. Besides additional studio coursework BFA students are required to create a solo exhibition during their senior year.