BFA in Studio Art
Careers and Creativity
The BFA in Studio Art is a four-year professionally oriented degree designed for students who are planning careers as artists or advanced study.
A diverse and dynamic mixture of stylistic and aesthetic viewpoints among the faculty who teach studio courses challenges Fine Art students to develop their own philosophy and approach to art. Faculty members are practicing artists dedicated to teaching and mentoring. Their goal is to instill every student with the intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and art-making skills that foster innovative personal creative expression.
A portfolio review is required of all BFA students after they have completed 24 or more credit hours in the major. Application requirements and portfolio guidelines can be found here. Students should consult with their departmental advisors if they have questions.
The B.F.A. degree at Auburn University is defined by a challenging curriculum. B.F.A. students complete 48 hours of studio course work, along with a sequence of four courses in one of five concentrations: painting/drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, or sculpture. In their final semester, these students complete Senior Project, an in-depth study required for the B.F.A. degree. Advanced students are provided individual studio space to encourage a high level of artistic accomplishment.
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
ARTS 1510 Looking at Art: Approaches to Interpretation (Core Fine Arts)
|ARTS 1250 Orientation To Studio Art For The Major||2|
|Select one of the following||3||ARTS 1720 Introduction to Art History II||3|
ARCH 2600 The Art of Architecture, Place, and Culture (Core Fine Arts)
|2-D Studio courses2||3|
MUSI 2730/2737 Appreciation of Music (Core Fine Arts)
|ARTS 1220 3-D Design for Studio Art||3|
MDIA 2350 Introduction To Film Studies
THEA 2010/2017 Introduction to Theatre (Core Fine Arts)
|ARTS 1110 Drawing I||3|
|ARTS 1210 2-D Design for Studio Art||3|
|ARTS 1710 Introduction to Art History I||3|
|Core Literature1||3||PHIL 1070 Art, Value, and Society||3|
|ARTS 1730 Introduction to Art History III||3||ARTS 3140 Advanced Drawing I||3|
|ARTS 3110 Figure Drawing||3||ARTS 2810 Ceramics I or 3820 Ceramics II||3|
|2-D Studio course2||3||2000/3000-level course in Concentration2||3|
|ARTS 2510 Introduction to Sculpture||3||Core History1||3|
|2000/3000/4000-level Fine Art Studio course2||3||ARTS 2610 Introduction to Digital Art||3|
|Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence1||3||3000-level Art History course2||3|
|3000/4000-level course in Concentration2||3||3000/4000-level course in Concentration2||3|
|3000/4000-level Fine Art Studio course2||3||Core Science II||4|
|Core Science I||4||elective||3|
|Core Math||3||Core Social Science||3|
|3000/4000-level Fine Art Studio2||3||ARTS 3800 Issues and Criticism in Contemporary Art||3|
|3000/4000-level ARTS course2||3||ARTS 4850 Professional Studio Practices3||2|
|3000/4000-level Studio or Art History course2||3||ARTS 4980 Senior Project for Studio Arts3||3|
|Core Social Science||3||UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation||0|
|Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence1||3|
|Total Hours: 120|
Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not selected as the sequence.
Students must meet with their advisors for a list of approved courses.
ARTS 4850 fulfills SLO 7.
Last Updated: October 20, 2015