Art - BFA
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is an “arts professional” degree consisting of at least 80 credit hours of studio and art history course work. Juniors and seniors frequently do internships with graphic design or animation firms, designers, galleries and commission artists. Graduates are prepared to create professional-level art on their own or commission studios and assume entry-level positions as commercial designers. Some graduates attend graduate programs to become art professors or to focus and improve their creative work as professional artists.
As a student in Southeast’s art program, you will benefit from an impressive array of state-of-the-art studios and art facilities, many of which feature digital technology. You will have numerous opportunities to gain further exposure to the art world through workshops, special lectures, frequent art exhibitions, visiting artists and trips to view important art collections and exhibitions. In addition, every other year members of our Southeast art faculty take students abroad for course work and international art experience in Paris, London or Venice, plus you will have opportunities during the year to take department-supervised trips to Chicago or New York.
Students wishing to accomplish a BFA degree in art must exhibit a body of work created during their senior year. These exhibitions are held in the campus museum or in community exhibition spaces. Senior BFA artwork is produced under the direction of three faculty members who help prepare the student for a career in art.