Studio Art Program

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The School of Art and Design’s B.F.A. degree option in Studio Arts is created for students who wish to hone their focus more intensively on fine art and design. Completing the B.F.A. curriculum will prepare students for a career or post-graduate study in art, design or related disciplines. Program concentrations allow students to explore a specific area of study while following a rigorous art curriculum.

After becoming admitted to WCU, those students who pursue the Studio Art Program must apply for entrance by submitting a portfolio of digital images and a letter of application that describes their goals and interests in the field. Students may do this either as entering first year students or as first-semester sophomores. The Studio Art Program also offers an Art Minor for students who wish to complement their studies with a less intense involvement in Art or Design.

Studio Art includes the following areas:

Portfolio Requirements for B.F.A. Studio Art Program

The official admittance into the BFA degrees in: Studio Art, Art Education, Graphic Design

Due Date: five weeks into the semester; Spring 2018 date to be updated.

Who should apply- students wishing a BFA degree from WCU on or before their 75 total credit hour mark

How to submit:
Students will submit a portfolio digitally in slide room that includes the following:

-Letter of application (no more than 500 words) describing interest in art, reasons for pursuing BFA degree and career goals, addressed to the Director of the School of Art and Design, indicating interests in art, reasons for pursuing the BFA degree, and general or specific career goals.
-At least 4 drawings that show competency in perspective, proportion and shading (done from observation. (not photographs or copies of famous artworks)
-4-6 additional art works that show competency with tool usage, measuring, material handling, and presentation. (this may include work from 3D design graphic design, sculpture, printmaking, video, ceramics and original photography. Anime and other stylized designs discouraged because authenticity is not verifiable.

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Eight-Semester Plan for B.F.A. in Art with Emphasis in Studio

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