University of South Florida

School of Art & Art History

USF College of The Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art is a 120-credit degree that is the initial professional degree in the field. Students focus on developing their art-making skills, and conceptual and critical thinking. Students learn to form an understanding of the aesthetic and ideological aspects of art and its relationship to life. Also, studio studies and experiences prepare students for professional lives in the visual arts.

Students pursuing the BFA at the University of South Florida must commit to the program of study and a rigorous focus on personal art-making. You can specialize in one of the following areas:

For students seeking to continue on to graduate school, the BFA sets the foundation for pursuing a Master of Fine Arts, but can also prepare you for graduate studies in design, architecture, and other creative fields.

Professional or career opportunities include working as an artist, designer, animator, consultant, media specialist, photographer, videographer, teacher, fabricator, imagist, or most any job that entails the use of imagination, critical thinking and the production of visual materials.

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    BFA Studio Art Curriculum

    Explore the details of the curriculum and course offerings for the BFA in Studio Art, and see the recommended eight-semester plan of study.

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    Get information and a list of requirements to apply for undergraduate admission to the University of South Florida.

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    Students and families can also request more information about the School of Art & Art History’s programs by filling out the USF College of The Arts’ online form.

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