The BFA in Fine Arts is offered by HSU's art department. BFA students work closely with faculty from our eight different media areas: Painting, Drawing/Illustration, Printmaking, Graphic Design/Digital Media, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Jewelry/Small Metals. The BFA degree offers students the opportunity to further their studio art practice and to prepare for graduate school or professional art careers through a rigorous and focused course of study in the visual arts. The BFA requires 70 units of Art classes (as opposed to 54 units for the BA in studio art).
The BFA is a cohort-based program for students in their junior and senior years. Students will be admitted to the program in the spring of their sophomore year. The first class of BFA students will graduate in Spring 2020.
Students applying to the program should have taken the 5 core classes of the HSU studio art major (Art 103A: Art History Survey I and 103B: Art History Survey II; 105B - Drawing Fundamentals; 105C - 2D Foundations; 105D - 3D Foundations) or their equivalents as well as two lower division studio electives. One of these classes may be in progress. Students should have a B average in the major at the time of application.
Applications will be accepted in Spring 2019 for students planning to graduate in Spring 2021. Applications will be due March 30th.
To apply, you will need to submit the following:
- A personal statement
- A copy of your DARS/transcript
- 12-15 samples of your work. 3 should be from Art 105B or equivalent, 3 should be from Art 105C or equivalent and 3 should be from Art 105D or equivalent. You should also submit 3-6 works that come from studio elective courses. This is also a place where you can showcase your strongest work and/or work that demonstrates where you see yourself developing as an artist.
- The name and email address for 2 academic references.
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If you have additional questions please email Heather Madar at firstname.lastname@example.org.