The School of Art + Design Faculty sees the switch to a semester system as an opportunity to redesign and introduce a more current and efficient program. The result is an interdisciplinary Foundations Program for first year studio students, a BFA in Studio Art that allows for increased interdisciplinary opportunities, with concentrations in Ceramics, Painting + Drawing, Photography + Integrated Media, Printmaking, or Sculpture + Expanded Practice, and updated BA in Art History and Studio Art, BFA in Graphic Design, and BFA in Interior Architecture. We believe these changes will:
Sustain a cohesive studio engaged community in the School of Art + Design
Maintain a studio program and curriculum that reflects the contemporary field of studio art practice.
Support a program of national prominence in the training of studio artists
Meet the demands and expectations of professionalism as students matriculate
Address inter- and multi-disciplinary student interests while maintaining traditional discipline options
All students enter the School of Art + Design as either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) studio art or art history major, and must complete requirements in studio foundations and art history. Studio Art students may continue with the BA degree, or apply for admission into one of our BFA tracks, at the end of the first year for Interior Architecture, and during the second year for Graphic Design and Studio Art. To graduate from the School of Art + Design, all students must maintain a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.75 and an in-major GPA of 3.0