The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art is a 125 credit hour limited access program that provides an intensive background in theoretical knowledge and professional skills. BFA students will develop a personal vision, a high level of competence in technique, and the ability to make sound artistic decisions. The BFA in Studio Art is a proficiency-based program, characterized by continuous assessment. Graduating BFA seniors exhibit their work in the Texas A&M University-Commerce University Gallery in their last semester.
To receive a degree in BFA Studio Art, students must successfully complete a minimum of one hundred twenty-five (125) credit hours. Students admitted to the BFA program are exempt from any foreign language requirement. Students in the BFA major are not required to select a minor. A departmental advisor can provide additional guidance with regard to entrance and degree requirements.
Students admitted to the BFA program are exempt from any foreign language requirement. Students in the BFA major are not required to select a minor. The BFA Advisor can provide additional guidance with regard to entrance and degree requirements.
Academic Performance and Retention
Students are required to have a C or above in all foundation courses to maintain good standing in the Department of Art. The work and progress of students pursuing baccalaureate degrees will be evaluated both within the classes they take and by the departmental standards established for each major programmatic area (BA in Art, BFA in Photography, BFA in Studio Art, BFA in Visual Communication).
The Department of Art reserves the right to discontinue enrollment of art majors at any time if satisfactory academic progress is not being made. Students who have accumulated three unsatisfactory grades (U, D or F) in studio art or visual communication courses at A&M-Commerce or elsewhere may not be permitted to continue, be readmitted, or graduate with a degree in art. Courses with grades of D or F may be repeated for a grade of C or higher only once.
BFA in Studio Art - Concentration in Experimental Studies
A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses in this Major.
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