Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (BFA)

Program Description

An education in Visual Arts can be defined as the process whereby one learns how to produce art; engage in the aesthetic and critical analysis of art, and to talk, read, and write about art. Students at Utah Tech will be exposed to numerous concepts and activities involved in becoming visually and aesthetically literate. As part of their artistic study students will become proficient in their art discipline. Students will have opportunity to visit major regional art museums and exhibit artwork both on and off campus.

Admission Requirements


The Art faculty will conduct a portfolio and grade review for each student wishing to enroll in the BFA program. Assignments from the following courses will make up the portfolio:
ART 1001FYE: Art and Design2
ART 1110Drawing and Composition (FA)3
ART 11202-Dimensional Design (FA)3
ART 11303-Dimensional Design I3
Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 and earn at least a B- in all pre-BFA portfolio courses in order to be eligible to proceed.

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements

American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

BFA Foundation Requirements

ART 1001FYE: Art and Design2
ART 1110Drawing and Composition (FA)3
ART 11202-Dimensional Design (FA)3
ART 11303-Dimensional Design I3
ARTH 2710Prehistoric to Gothic Art History (FA)3
ARTH 2720Renaissance to Contemporary Art History (FA)3

BFA Core Requirements

ART 2060Digital Photography (FA)3
or ART 1050 Intro to Photography
ART 2110Intermediate Drawing3
ART 2120Digital Art 3
ART 2190Intro to Sculpture3
ART 2210Intro to Oil Painting3
ART 2570Intro to Ceramics3

BFA Requirements

Art History Requirements
Complete two (2) upper-division Art History courses6
Upper Division Art Electives
Complete 36 credits of upper-division ART coursework36
Junior Review
The Art faculty will conduct a junior review for each student enrolled in the BFA program. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
BFA Exhibition
ART 4800RSenior Exhibition1
ART 4800RSenior Exhibition1

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade B- or higher in all BFA required courses.