The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts with a Painting/Drawing/Printmaking Emphasis is a professional degree that focuses on intensive work in two-dimensional design principles and media supported by a program of general studies. This degree enables students to develop a consistent, personal direction and style that is informed by knowledge of media, design principles, and historical and contemporary major works of art.
Students must exhibit; creative ability and potential in the visual arts, problem-solving ability, self-motivation, and ability to demonstrate their competency by developing a body of work for evaluation and a final project for exhibition.
The Department of Art and Design at Southern Utah University has a faculty of committed artist/educators who guide and involve their students in many small group and individual endeavors that promote aesthetic and critical thought and skills. The Art Major Seminar is a unique enlightening, energizing, and unifying program where students can encounter and discuss an incredible variety of art and design, and meet faculty, visiting artists and students with similar interests and challenging differences.
Graduates will have developed competencies in synthesizing the use of drawing, design, and color. They will understand the technical procedures of intaglio, relief, lithography, silkscreen, and various photo-mechanical printmaking processes. Students will prepare a portfolio of their work that will enable them to promote a career and/or apply for further graduate studies.