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Art: BFA


The Department of Art offers the professional art degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts, with the following areas of studio art specialization: ceramics, digital arts, graphic design/illustration, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. BFA students must pass the Foundation Review, complete the common core classes, select one studio art specialization, and participate in the BFA exhibition.

What You'll Do

  • Receive instruction from faculty who stay current and have the highest degree available in their field.
  • Produce works of art in studios equipped with modern technology.
  • Have access to River Campus exhibition venues, including the River Campus Art Gallery, and the Crisp Museum where the juried Student Art Exhibition is held.
  • Have opportunities to work and travel with faculty to conferences, study abroad, and exhibit their artwork. They also participate in First Friday events and can join the Art Guild.

What You'll Study

  • AR100 Drawing I
  • AR104 Design Foundations
  • AR106 Three-D Foundations
  • AR201 Color Comp

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Bold Marketing
  • Bruton Stroube
  • Red Letter
  • Rust Media/Concord Printing
  • Horizon Screenprinting
  • Abby, Ink, Jackson
  • LaCroix Methodist Church
  • Weintraub Advertising
  • Wright Group USA
  • Lee Ferrell Design
  • Brighton US
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Southeast Missourian
  • Triune Communications

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Ohio University
  • Philadelphia University
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Kansas
  • Washington University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • St Louis University


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