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Bachelor of Fine Arts

About the BFA

The undergraduate program in 4D examines time-based artistic practice and encourages a multifaceted approach to art making where the forms of expression and aesthetic dialog are open and evolving and where divisions between art disciplines are fluid.

4D students are encouraged to combine and integrate time-based techniques, approaches and theories in video, film, performance, sound art, installation as well as cross discipline coursework that includes advanced research in the related subjects of space, sequencing, and systems.

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To view accurate information on curriculum and course descriptions, please refer to the following:
UTK Catalog – Studio Art Major, BFA – Four-Dimensional Arts Concentration

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University and School of Art general admission requirements, students who wish to select the 4D Concentration for the BFA in Studio Art must schedule an initial advisement session with a 4D faculty member. Students who declare a commitment to the 4D Concentration will have registration priority status for the 200 level 4D courses.

For eligibility to register for all 300 and 400 level 4D courses, students must pass the progression requirements. To register for 330, students must complete or currently be enrolled in ARTC 236 (Intro to Cinema and Video Art) and ARTC 232 (Intro to Performance and Sound Art), Drawing 211 and one other 200-level studio class in 2D or 3D, and two out of the three following lower-level art history classes: Art History 172, Art History 173, Art History 183, with a grade of “C” or better.

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