Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is "the professional degree” and focuses on intensive work in the visual arts supported by a program of general studies,” according to the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The School of Visual Communication Design B.F.A. degree program consists of approximately two-thirds of the course work in the “creation and study of the visual arts,” with the remainder in general studies. Because of the greater emphasis on upper-level studio courses, the B.F.A. allows majors the opportunity to build greater expertise in a given area of the field.

Following a successful Sophomore Review and with a 2.75 GPA in the major, students may continue into the fourth semester of the 126 credit-hour B.F.A. degree program. In addition, the program requires that students complete an internship, a 300-hour, off-campus experience that allows the student to apply theory to a professional situation.

Generally, the student intern receives degree credit and monetary compensation for the internship experience. During the final semester of study B.F.A. graduates are required to present an exit portfolio for public display.

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