Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts program is a highly selective program oriented toward advanced professional study in the studio arts. Students in this program have additional opportunities to specialize in a studio art discipline in preparation for graduate study for the M.F.A., the terminal degree program in this field, and/or careers in professional art fields.
BFA students earn more credit hours in Art than other bachelor's students. They do more independent study and they have more one-on-one interaction with faculty.
Our BFA graduates are among the best prepared students in the nation for going on to graduate-level study or for beginning their studio careers. In recent years our students have been accepted into some of the most prestigious and selective graduate art programs in the United States, and several of our Junior BFA students were recently awarded full scholarships to the very competitive and prestigious Yale University Summer Art program.
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Why study Bachelor of Fine Arts?
Individuals working towards a degree in Art investigate the achievements of artists, architects and musicians as well work on pieces themselves. Students analyze, evaluate and create many forms of artistic expression such as paintings, sculpture, architecture, music and cinematography.
Applying to Illinois State
This program is only available to current Illinois State University students.