What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the standard, comprehensive and professional degree for those who wish to enter the market as studio professionals or enter into a graduate studio program.

Students are given four options to emphasize in this highly rigorous program of study: 2D, 3D, Photography and Digital Studio. By clicking on the specific track, you can see a document more clearly outlining these programs of study. The BFA program requires admission through an interview and portfolio review process as the expectations for this academic and career path is considered highly exceptional in studio practice.

Your vision

Studio art encompasses visual art such as photographs, paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and ceramics. Earning a studio arts degree from Troy University gives you access to an innovative curriculum, skilled and knowledgeable faculty and a focus of your choosing. Concentrations are offered in 2D, 3D, photography and/or digital studio.

Exceptional education

Within the bachelor of studio arts program at TROY, you will be introduced to desktop graphic applications, emerging technological advancements in art and design and principles of two-, three- and four-dimensional space and drawing. You will also examine the development of art from pre-history to the Gothic period focusing on the various social and cultural factors that determine the uses and appearance of art at different times.

Hands-on experience

TROY’s studio arts curriculum also allows you to study while creating in hands-on environments. You will learn printmaking while producing black and white multiples in relief, intaglio, serigraphy and lithography. Your pottery and ceramics classes include hand building, wheel throwing and glazing/firing techniques. You’ll also have opportunities to take courses centered in the areas of painting, drawing the human form and exploring the fundamentals of digital color photographic processes, digital photography manipulation and editing and studio lighting.

Prepared for success

Building a successful portfolio is vitally important to the artist or graphic designer entering the workforce or graduate school. As a part of TROY’s studio arts degree, you will develop a compilation of work that expresses your innovation, mastery of skills and ability to research and complete projects. You will also develop a formal strategy on pursuing a career in studio art and learn the relevant skills needed to market yourself, plan, collaborate and exhibit your artwork.

Which department am I in?

College of Communications and Fine Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
$18,624.00 (13,81,602) per year
USD $776/credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 June 2022

Start date

17 August 2022


Troy University



36082, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have official copy of transcripts or results for education years 10-12 and diploma.

For international students

Applicants must have official copy of transcripts or results for education years 10-12 and diploma.

English proficiency minimums: IELTS Academic: 5.5 overall bands; TOEFL Internet based: 61 total; TOEFL Computer based: 173 total; TOEFL Paper based: 500 total; Pearson Test of English: 46; Cambridge English Language Assessment: 162; Duolingo: 85.

Fall Deadline - June 1; Spring deadline: November 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Troy University

A global community with highly qualified and experienced teaching staff across several degree programs.

  • Over 1,000 students representing more than 70 countries
  • An ESL accredited summer school
  • Scholarships available for international students
  • Vibrant campus life with numerous events and activities