Graduates will be skilled in current and traditional practices in a variety of visual arts mediums and processes, which can include:
Printmaking (etching and silkscreen)
While instruction is offered in each studio area, we encourage you to work across these disciplines as well, particularly in the fourth year Graduating Studies. Courses in these areas, as well as courses in historical, modern and contemporary Art History and Theory make up the core of the BFA.
From theory to gallery:
Experiment with a variety of mediums and focus on your studio work away from distraction. Find inspiration and motivation within your studios.
Advance your skills in paint mixing, application techniques and complex approaches with everything from watercolour to oil.
Explore printmaking with silkscreen, etching and develop your photographic media expertise within the dark room and processing studio.
Work within a range of materials, objects, techniques, and ideas fundamental to three dimensional aspects of visual art.
Gain a working knowledge of topics related to historical and contemporary practices.
Drawing from this to define and discuss works in a present-day context will become second nature.
Learn about gallery infrastructure and programming at the local, regional, national, and international levels, as well as the economic structure and impact of Arts communities.
Participate in art shows on campus and locally, while showcasing your work alongside other students and your professors. Take advantage of opportunities to be featured in international galleries while earning credits towards a degree or choose to study abroad for a semester.
Create your future:
You can apply your Bachelor of Fine Arts to a diverse set of careers and enterprises. Depending on the level of work you achieve and your previous education and experience, pursue a range of opportunities including:
Commissioned public artist
Artistic studio practice
Arts administration and education
Illustration and mural work
Individuals with a fine arts degree are often required in film, television, video production, education, architecture, animation, graphic design and new media. Creative thinking skills are sought after across almost every discipline, industry and profession. You can also continue your education with the goal to teach art at high school and college levels.