The Studio Art BFA prepares students for professional practices and is recommended for students who plan to attend graduate school. The degree provides a solid foundation in techniques and theory in focused areas of competence. Specializations include book arts, ceramics, drawing, drawing and printmaking combination, drawing and illustration combination, painting, photography, sculpture, and type and design. BFA students choose one specialization to master and must complete an Exhibit/Seminar course.
Studio Art majors can pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at UCF. Some differences between the B.A. and BFA include:
- BFA requires more credit hours
- BFA students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in ART courses to continue in the program. B.A. students must maintain the 2.0 GPA average that the university as a whole requires
- BFA students choose one specialization to master. B.A. students choose from multiple specialization areas
- BFA students must complete a BFA Exhibit/Seminar course
- Students must first apply to the Art B.A. Studio Track, and, after they successfully complete the Studio Art Portfolio Review with a 3.0 GPA average, they can apply to the Studio Art BFA program.
The BFA Art – Studio Track requires that students pass the Studio Art Portfolio Review.
If you are a current UCF student you can login to MyUCF and change your major to Art B.A. – Studio Track. Once you pass the Studio Art Portfolio Review that is held in February each Spring and October each Fall, you will be given instructions for changing your program. The Registrar’s Office provides a handout explaining how to change your major online.Studio Art Portfolio Review