Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art (BFA)

Painting students working together in studio
 

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Art program encourages students to concentrate their efforts in the studio arts. Students who exhibit the potential for success through strong coursework in the first two years of their pre-B.F.A. study are encouraged to submit an application and portfolio for admission into the B.F.A. program during their junior year. Admission into the B.F.A. program is a selective process, requiring acceptance by both the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Department of Art B.F.A. Committee.

A student must choose a primary studio area of concentration and a secondary studio area of emphasis. A primary studio area of concentration is defined by a student completing a minimum of 15 credits or more within a specific area of study. A secondary studio area of emphasis is defined by a student completing 9-12 credits within a specific area of study.

B.F.A. candidates are expected to devote a large measure of time to studio work as they plan for a professional life in art. The B.F.A. program provides the candidate with many opportunities for interaction with the department faculty and fellow B.F.A. students, encouraging close working relationships and mentorships. A written thesis and exhibition at the Kimura Gallery in the Fine Arts Building culminates the completion of the program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a B.F.A. in Art will be able to demonstrate:

  • Mastery of techniques, composition, and the use of materials to express ideas in a cohesive body of work.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of contemporary and historical contexts in the visual arts.
  • Critical thinking, writing, and research skills in the discovery of original approaches to creative problem solving.
  • Effective professional skills to be a practicing artist as applied to art proposals, exhibitions, and business matters.

BFA Handbook

B.F.A. Program Fall 2020 Schedule 

Date

If you are a Pre-BFA Student Applying for Admission to the BFA Program

If you are a BFA Student Enrolled in ART491 & Planning to Enroll in Thesis Exhibition ART499 in Spring 2020

If you are a BFA Student
NOT in ART491

Wednesday, Aug.26

 

BFA Thesis Proposal Writing Workshop
12:00-1:00pm 
(Zoom)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 09

 BFA Orientation
12:00-1:00pm (Zoom)

 

BFA Orientation
12:00-1:00pm
(Zoom)
 

Monday, Sept. 14

 

BFA Thesis Proposal - 1st Draft
Due 4pm
(submit via email)

 

Friday, Sept. 18

 

BFA Thesis Proposal - 1st Draft 
Review Meeting with Art Faculty - No Artwork
12:00pm - 1:00pm
(Zoom)

 

Monday, Sept. 21

 

BFA Thesis Proposal - 1st Draft
(faculty to return to students)

 

Thursday, Oct. 8 & Dec. 10

 

Application Deadline for OURS Undergraduate Research Grants

 

Monday, Oct. 12

BFA Application DUE by 4pm 
(submit via email)

BFA Thesis Proposal - 2nd Draft
Due 4pm 
(submit via email)

Deadline to sign up for BFA Check-In Review Meeting 

Friday, Oct.16
BFA DAY

Faculty Review BFA Application

BFA Check-In Review Meeting
1:00–2:30pm (~15 min per student)
(Zoom)

BFA Check-In Review Meeting 1:00–2:30pm (~15 min per student)
(Zoom)

Monday,
Oct. 19

 

BFA Thesis Proposal - 2nd Draft
(faculty to return to students)

 

Monday, Nov. 16

BFA Applicants Notified of Committee’s Decision

BFA Thesis Proposal - Final Draft
Due 4pm
(submit via email)

 

Monday, Nov. 23

 

Notified Students of BFA Final Thesis Proposal Acceptance