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Barry University College of Arts and Sciences The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Studio Arts
Barry University College of Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Studio Arts

Miami Shores, USA

60 Hours


Full time

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Sep 2023

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In the Studio Art Specialization, you can work in various traditional and non-traditional 2 & 3-dimensional visual arts media, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, collage, book arts, digital imaging, and mixed media. Two-degree options are available for students specializing in Studio Art.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art, a 60 credit major, is respected as the professional degree for studio art. The Art & Design program provides you with a strong foundation program in studio art and art history. You will have the opportunity to develop your creativity, self-expression, and technical skills.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art, a 39 credit major, is a second-degree option for studio Art majors and is typically selected by double majoring students, have changed majors or have transferred into the program. For example, students who want to study Art Therapy in graduate school often choose to double major in Art and Psychology.

A significant component to the Studio Art specialization is participation in the Senior Exhibition. Working closely with the Fine Arts faculty, you will create a cohesive body of work displayed in the Senior Exhibition in the Andy Gato Gallery. The exhibition reception takes place the evening before graduation so that you can celebrate your success with your family and friends.

In addition to small class sizes, a committed faculty, and personalized attention, the Art facilities include a multipurpose 2-D studio for painting, drawing, design, and collage; two state-of-the-art Macintosh labs configured with the newest versions of Adobe creative software and an array of both large and small format printers; a sculpture studio, a ceramics studio, photography studios, an art history classroom, and our beautiful new Andy Gato Gallery.

The Art & Design program prepares you for your future life as a professional artist and advanced study at the graduate level. We measure the success of our program by the achievements of our graduates. Graduates of the Art & Design program have secured employment as studio artists, in commercial art galleries, in museums, and teaching at all levels at institutions such as Dade and Broward County public schools, Miami Dade College, Broward College, Florida Atlantic University, The Kohler Arts Foundation, and The Wolfsonian Museum.

Our graduates have pursued advanced training in diverse graduate degree programs including studio art, art history, art therapy, art education, industrial design, business, dentistry, and theology at schools including Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, Kansas State University, Pratt, Savannah College of Art and Design, and the University of Southern California.

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