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Studio Art

MSU offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art. Both programs provide you with opportunities to learn to apply various media, techniques and technology in the production and presentation of artwork while learning to make connections between the visual arts and other disciplines.

Why a BFA?

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is considered to be the most prestigious bachelor's degree that one can receive in the visual arts and design. This professionally-oriented, specialized degree will prepare you for a career in art and design or for entry into a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduate program where you may continue study in areas such as drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, digital art, animation, ceramics and sculpture. You will develop your creative ability, technical competence, aesthetic awareness, and an understanding of the context in which contemporary art is created. You will also study visual art and design in historical, philosophical and cultural contexts.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art will prepare you to work creatively and develop your skills and techniques in the production and presentation of artwork. You will also generate and convey ideas through explorations with a variety of media. You are also encouraged to work across art disciplines and pursue an interdisciplinary approach.

For a complete list of program requirements and additional course information for the Bachelor of Arts in Art and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art programs, visit the undergraduate catalog website.

For additional information about the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, contact BFA coordinator, Chris Field (

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