Students may wish to continue
in the BA degree program in their sophomore year after completion of a minimum
of 40 credits of core courses with a C- (2.66 GPA in art courses) or better.
The core review process is usually conducted in the spring of sophomore year
and requires: the successful submission of an electronic portfolio of original
work, written responses to questions, and an in-person interview with program
The BA in Art is a 52-credit
degree program. The BA provides students with the same core experience as the
BFA and provides the following benefits to the student:
The BA encourages an
interdisciplinary approach with many students earning a minor or second major
from departments across the college and university.
- The BA provides an opportunity for a student to develop a highly personal portfolio that can incorporate art and design with work from other disciplines with very marketable results.
- The BA reflects developments in contemporary Art involving more socially engaged art practices, technology or performance based work, and artworks premised on academic research.
- The BA takes advantage of the resources available at a university. Many students pursue interdisciplinary minors in: Interactive Media, Integrated Design, or Game Studies.
- The BA encourages students receive a global perspective through additional language requirements.