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Art, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1168 (BCR) , OH,
The Department of Art and Art History from Wright State University offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees, with courses in art history, foundations, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.  

About

The BA in Art and the BA in Art History from Wright State University, are designed for students who wish to combine a liberal education with specific studies in art.  The BFA degree is designed for students who want to pursue a more intensive professional studio art program.  The department also offers minors in art history and studio art, and BFA degrees that enable students to receive graphic design or interior design certificates from Sinclair Community College.

Because self-expression and self-learning are the ultimate goals of the program, students are largely responsible for determining the options that best meet their individual needs and interests. Candidates for a degree in art may prepare for graduate study, careers in teaching, museum and gallery curation, commercial arts, or the professional practice of art.

In the studio area, studies begin with introductory courses in drawing, 2D and 3D Foundations and Photography. These courses are designed for the beginning artist and guide the student’s development in the visual arts. The program helps students expand and express their knowledge and grow in self-expression by exploring the processes and language that are basic to all visual arts. Rather than follow a system of independent courses in a given medium or discipline, students investigate issues and ideas in a variety of visual modes.

Incoming students who have scored a 4 or 5 on the AP exam for Drawing, 2D Foundations and 3D Foundations will automatically receive credit for these courses.  Incoming students who have scored a 3 will automatically receive Art Elective credit.  Students with a  score of 3 are eligible to submit a portfolio for review and placement.; otherwise, all first-year students in art are admitted to the general curriculum. All candidates for the B.F.A. degree must be represented in the senior exhibition.

Students who wish to teach art in Ohio public schools can pursue the BFA degree with the art education component. Upon completion of this undergraduate degree, students will be eligible to seek admission to qualified masters and licensure programs throughout the state.

Learning outcomes

  • Have integrated drawing skills into their aesthetic sensibility.
  • Demonstrate an acquaintance with the materials and procedures of four of the studio disciplines taught at Wright State.
  • Show appropriate levels of proficiency in several of the studio disciplines
  • Have an understanding of the evolution of art history.
  • Have integrated the study of original works of art into their artistic practice.

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:

  • Studies in Art
  • Foundations of Art Education
  • Non-Western Art
  • Independent Study in Art
  • Intro to Digital Photography
  • Studies in Art History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 grade point average from last institution attended (may be higher for certain programs), and
  • C or better in ENG 1100, and
  • Two Wright State Core courses offered in the liberal arts
  • Other requirements of the specific major.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9498 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9578 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4789 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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