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Bachelor of Fine Arts

About the BFA

The BFA program introduces a solid foundation of technical skills and teaches the disciplines essential to professional study, while encouraging the growth of ideas and self-exploration. The undergraduate experiece balances a wide array of aesthetic, technical, and conceptual concerns within an historical context. In addition to studio work and critiques from departmental faculty, students attend visiting artist workshops and seminars, which expand their experience.

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To view accurate information on curriculum and course descriptions, please refer to the following:

UTK Catalog – Studio Art Major, BFA – Three-Dimensional Arts Concentration
School of Art Undergraduate Handbook

Admission Requirements

The following core courses must be completed before students can progress into the program as art majors and before further art classes may be taken:

Prerequisites (15 hours)
Complete (grade of C or better): ART 101, ART 102, ART 103

Select 3 hours (grade of C or better): ARTH 172, ARTH 173

Select 3 additional hours (grade of C or better): ARTH 162, ARTH 172, ARTH 173, ARTH 183

For more information on admission requirements, please refer to the School of Art Undergraduate Handbook.

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