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College of the Arts
School of Art
211 Art Building
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts prepares students for professional careers in the visual arts by developing technical competency, creative/independent problem solving and conceptual understanding necessary for the challenges of a creative professional practice in their chosen specialization or further study in graduate school. Through study of sophisticated design concepts, mastery of skills and technologies, and critical analysis of historical and contemporary issues, students learn to analyze and evaluate visual art and apply this knowledge to their own creative practice. This knowledge will culminate in a capstone experience in the form of a senior thesis exhibition: the production of a cohesive body of work which is evaluated by a panel of faculty reviewers. The program is comprised of concentrations in Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry/Metals/Enameling and Textile Arts. Though a student concentrates in one discipline, interdisciplinary explorations are encouraged.
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Artists held about 221,900 jobs in 2008. About 60 percent were self-employed. Employment was distributed as follows:
General Admission for Freshman Students: Admission Requirements at the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy at the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends.
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.
For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.
Transfer students with more than two fine art or crafts courses should submit a portfolio of work for proper placement. The director of the School of Art may impose additional requirements considered reasonable and necessary. Transfer credits are evaluated consistent with the state Transfer Articulation Guidelines (TAGs), although each student will be evaluated individually in terms of his or her ability to perform within the program. Transfer students should make every effort to complete admission requirements before the deadlines and to see an advisor in the School of Art for an evaluation of the portfolio and for schedule planning before registration.
Minimum 120 total credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and a 2.250 GPA in the major.
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Graduates of this program will be able to:
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