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College of the Arts
School of Art
211 Art Building
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts prepares students for professional careers in the visual arts by developing their conceptual understanding, technical competency and independent problem solving at a professional entry level in their chosen specialization. Through the study of art history and studio critiques, students learn to analyze and evaluate visual art and employ this knowledge in their own creative practice. Graduating students must demonstrate their competence by producing a body of work for evaluation presented in their senior project exhibition. The program comprises concentrations in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Interdisciplinary, the latter of which allows students to choose two mediums in which to specialize.
Artists held about 221,900 jobs in 2008. About 60 percent were self-employed. Employment was distributed as follows:
General Admission for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.
Minimum 120 total credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and a 2.500 GPA in the major. Students are required to plan and execute independently a senior project exhibition that is presented for review to a fine arts faculty committee. The senior project includes a written proposal and an artist’s statement. Students should work closely with their fine arts faculty advisor on all aspects of the senior project.
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Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
Travel to: New York, London and Paris, and Tunisia
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
Students enrolled in a B.F.A. program in fine arts, must receive a rating of “satisfactory” on selected works exhibited during their portfolio review.
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