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Studio Art, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Storrs, CT, United States
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in Studio Art is designed to provide an enriched educational environment that develops and nurtures the full range of capabilities necessary for a career in the visual arts.
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Skills addressed include: a mastery of requisite technical skills, the use of technology across the curriculum, experience in critical and creative problem solving, visual literacy, knowledge of historical modes of expression in the visual arts, and mastery of written modes of expression.

The program attracts top students from Connecticut and the Northeast. Students enter the BFA program through portfolio review, either before admission as freshmen or transfers, or as ACES students after enrolling at UConn.

Graduates of our BFA program have gone on to successful careers as professional artists, designers, photographers, and illustrators; college professors and high school teachers; and arts administrators. They have pursued graduate study at some of the most prestigious MFA programs in the country, including Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Wisconsin, Madison.

In addition to their classes, many students are involved in student government and co-curricular activities, internships, and study abroad, all of which help build professional skills and contacts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation: Studio Concepts
  • Foundation: Criticism and Interpretation
  • Drawing
  • Life Drawing
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Design Process
  • Communication Design
  • Illustration
  • Animation Fundamentals
  • Basic Studio, Painting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Programs in Acting, Art, Design/Technical Theatre, Music, Puppetry and Theatre Studies require either a portfolio, audition or interview in addition to the undergraduate application.

  • A Completed Common Application or Coalition Application
  • $80 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Essay & Two Optional Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • Fine Arts Applicants
  • Special Program Applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12848 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Storrs

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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