Areas of Study
The School of Art, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design, was established in 1893 and its first graduate degree was conferred in 1932. The curriculum is divided into seven areas of study: art history, ceramics, graphic design, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting and drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Curricula within these areas lead to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design and Studio Arts; and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History, Art Education K-12 Broadfield, and Liberal Arts Studio. Minors are also available in Art History (non-teaching) and Art Education K-12. Graduate degrees offered are the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art and Master of Art in Art History.
Admission to Studio Art Programs
During the spring semester of the first year in the School of Art, students are required to participate in the FACTS portfolio review to gain admission to the remaining three-year curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts, the Bachelor of Arts in Art Education, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. All applications for admission are subject to the approval of the School of Art Foundations Committee. Total enrollment in the program shall be limited by the teaching resources and space capacities of the School of Art. Spaces available each year will be awarded to those applicants with the greatest creative promise and highest scholastic achievement.
Admission of transfer students is selective and highly competitive; only those students whose past academic performance and portfolio submission indicate a probability of success are admitted. Portfolio review for transfer students will take place as needed. Contact us for details and deadlines.
In the Studio Arts Option-BFA and Graphic Design Option-BFA a portfolio review is required for all students before admittance to 300 level courses. Prospective students who are transferring from similar programs at other institutions must submit portfolios. All art majors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and a grade of c- or better in all degree required coursework to remain in the curriculum.
Because of the unique nature of equipment and materials used in the School of Art, all majors are assessed an additional art fee each semester they are enrolled. Students in some courses will also be required to purchase additional materials on their own.
Provided is a list of links to curriculum requirements in each area of study.
- Art Education K-12
- Art Education K-12 minor
- Art History
- Art History minor (non-teaching)
- Graphic Design
- Liberal Arts – Studio BA
- Studio Arts
Assessment Reports 2016 - 2014:
For more information and curriculum requirements on the individual areas of study click on the links to the right to learn more.