The Bachelor of Fine Arts program includes general education, art/design history, visual art, and design studio courses and offers concentrations in computer art, graphic design, and photography.
Students are eligible for admission to the B.F.A. major after (1) completing 45 credits of study with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher and a grade of C or better in each VCD course and (2) receiving approval for admission by the faculty after a portfolio review. A student may not enroll in any course numbered 300 or above until these criteria are met.
The student must meet the requirements of IPFW. Admission to the Department of Visual Arts does not confer acceptance to the B.F.A. major. Newly admitted students are assigned to either a pre-B.F.A. or A.S. program. Later acceptance to the B.F.A. area of concentration is dependent upon satisfying the requirements of a portfolio review.
IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33
Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations Credits: 9
See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses
Majors must complete a senior project in the elected area of concentration. This two-semester course requires of the student a project incorporating an in-depth study and exploration of an artistic endeavor. The senior project culminates in a B.F.A. thesis exhibition that is judged by the faculty and reviewed by the public. An artist’s statement and project description is a requirement of the exhibition installation.