The Bachelor of Fine Arts program is considered the professional art degree. Students receiving a B.F.A. in studio or photography have the opportunity to obtain a high level of general studio art experiences, as well as concentrating in their chosen area. Most graduate schools prefer the B.F.A. in their admission policies.
The Bachelor of Arts allows for a broad exploration in studio or photography within the framework of a liberal arts education. The B.A. provides students with the opportunity to expand their educational experience to include other areas of interest, while still receiving a degree in art. The B.A. program allows for double majors, minors, and prerequisite course work for those who may wish to pursue a career other than art.
Each area concentrates heavily on foundation courses from a historical, practical, theoretical and critical point of view. Studio majors can concentrate their studies in either painting, drawing or three-dimensional. Photography majors areas of concentration are digital or film or both.