Fine arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Fine Arts

The fine arts emphasize self-discovery and realization of individual creative potential as invaluable assets in both career and personal development. You will learn to create images and objects that contribute to the preservation and advancement of culture through rigorous studio practice, studies in the history of art and professional seminars.

Program Overview

As a humanistic discipline, the fine arts emphasize self-discovery and realization of individual creative potential as invaluable assets in both career and personal development. The pursuit of a fine arts career is a commitment to creating images through which artists may identify and critique society. Thus the artist contributes to the preservation and advancement of culture.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is an intensive professional program of study specifically designed to prepare you to enter the field of fine arts and/or continue your studies in graduate school.  The BFA allows you to collaborate with faculty on independent special interest problems.

Fine Arts at the University of Dayton offer the creative individual a wide variety of artistic experiences designed for personal enrichment and high degree of originality.  A faculty of highly qualified artists offers instruction in such areas as painting, drawing, ceramics, illustration, sculpture, and printmaking.  Fine art studio classes provide a broad base of experience for the individual seeking to explore the diverse possibilities of artistic expression and thought.  The department offers a broad selection of courses that provide beginner as well as the committed artist with a range of experiences that are intended to enhance and expand a student’s creative abilities.

Entrance portfolios are not required for acceptance into the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, but students transferring art and/or design credits from other academic institutions are required to submit a portfolio consisting of their work from each course for which they seek credit.

The Fine Arts Studio program resides within the Department of Visual Arts and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. For more information, please contact Area Coordinator Jeffrey Cortland Jones.

Academic Requirements

Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".