John Baker, Chair
133/143 E.O.Bull
Phone: 610.436.2755
Fax: 610.436.2290


Bachelor of Fine Arts | 120 semester hours

The bachelor of fine arts is regarded as the initial professional degree in art by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Its primary emphasis is on the development of skills, concepts, and sensitivities important to the professional artist. Concentration in a major professional area begins only with satisfactory completion of the foundation requirements and the approval of the faculty adviser.

  1. General education requirements | 48 semester hours
  2. Department of Art + Design program requirements*
    • Studio Art Foundation requirements | 30 semester hours
      ART 106, 111, 112, 206, 216, 217, 220, 221, 222, 113 or 241
    • Art history | 12 semester hours
      ARH 103, 104, one 200 or above and one 300 or above art history electives
    • Professional concentration | 24 semester hours
      The student, under advisement, may select eight art courses within these concentrations: graphic + interactive design, painting/drawing, sculpture/crafts, or general art.
    • Studio art electives | 6 semester hours

    * Students must maintain a grade of C in all ART and ARH courses within the major (required and elective).