What will I learn?

Program Description

The undergraduate studio art program will prepare you for an exciting career in creative expression. This program offers education in topics such as visual arts, animation, education, or design. The curriculum helps students to develop a range of hands-on, formal, and conceptual skills. The program is structured as a balance between the visual and the physical: students study Studio Arts Foundations in the first year and focus on a specific Emphasis starting in their second year. Students are given the opportunity to develop hands-on skills through direct practice with material and tools of the trade; the program also covers topics such as form, process, and technique. Ultimately, an Art BFA will allow you to understand contemporary art theories, engage with new forms, and explore art as an active part of culture today. Students choose from the following emphases:

  • Ceramics
  • Cross 3-D: Ceramics & Sculpture
  • Illustration
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Photography/Digital Imaging
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture Intermedia

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of techniques and technologies needed to realize their artistic goals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental practices and professional standards related to visual arts nationally, and internationally.
  • Be able to formulate and express ideas through creative problem solving in the production of contemporary visual art and research into creative processes.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of major concepts, art history, theories, and approaches to research in the study of visual art.
  • Be able to identify, analyze, and assess information from a variety of sources and perspectives.
  • Have sufficient ability in visual expression to enhance their knowledge of culture and fine art of nations or people outside the United States.
  • Be prepared for entry into professional art practice or to undertake graduate study in an academic or professional program.
  • Possess the research and communication skills necessary to understand and participate in the world of visual art.

Career Opportunities

The Art BFA opens the doors to many job opportunities. Besides art careers such as graphic designer, illustration, sculptor, painter, photographer, printmaker, ceramic artists. If visual design interests you, the Art BFA equips the art training to become an expert in a variety of fields that requires visual expertise such as art agent, art director, art gallery dealer, variety of art professionals in museums and community art organizations. Careers as an art instructor, art professor, or art journalist are also possible.

Which department am I in?

College of Fine Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$33,000.00 per year
Application deadline

1 April 2022, 15 July 2022

Start date

11 May 2022, 15 August 2022

Venue

College of Fine Arts

75 South 1530 East, Rm 250,

SALT LAKE CITY,

Utah,

84112, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Freshman applicants who are completing or have completed their secondary education (high school) and have not yet attended any post-secondary institution (college or university).

For international students

Freshman applicants who are completing or have completed their secondary education (high school) and have not yet attended any post-secondary institution (college or university).

English proficiency: iBT/TOEFL 80 or higher; IELTS 6.5 or higher; Duolingo 105 or higher.

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