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Appalachian State University Department of Art

BFA Studio Art

Overview BFA Studio Art Curriculum

BA Studio Art

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art is a degree that emphasizes the development of skills, concepts, and creative sensitivities essential to the professional artist. The BFA student may choose from the following:

Graduates with a BFA in Studio Art are prepared to enter the arena of the professional artist.

The BFA curriculum provides an in-depth study in studio preparation beginning with Foundations, Design, Drawing, and beginning studio courses. The student then selects an area for intensive study. This areas will involve a progressively greater depth in study oriented toward the achievement of excellence in both technical skill and expressive potential. Art History is an integral part of this curriculum, with survey courses being offered every semester. Specialty courses focusing on selected periods, disciplines, non-Western cultures and selected artists are offered alternate semesters. The senior year culminates in a multidisciplinary Senior Seminar/Studio experience that includes a group exhibition.

A comprehensive schedule of course offerings, selected topics courses, visiting artist lectures, workshops, independent studies, and internships expose our students to a broad range of artistic expression, while inviting them to participate through their own studio activity. Cross-disciplinary and multi-media approaches to work are encouraged.