BFA in Art Practices
The BFA in Art Practices offered by the School of Art and Design at Portland State University is a competitive one-year long program providing a comprehensive education in visual art practices, applications, contemporary theories and art history, with an emphasis on current trends in contemporary arts.
Application: Apply BFA 2013-14
Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2013, 5pm
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Practices Program requires a selective application process. Upon admission, students are required to research, develop, assemble and present a body of work, well researched, conceived and executed. The program culminates with an end of the year Thesis exhibition. A formal individual Oral Review will take place at the time of the exhibition, when students meet individually with their BFA committee members and present a summary of their entire production conducted during the one-year program.
The BFA differs from the BA/BS in Art Practices. The BA/BS is a Liberal Arts degree in Art Practices (88 Art credits required), while the BFA (108 Art credits required) is designed as an alternative professional degree, providing students with greater knowledge and tools for a future professional practice.
The admitted BFA students will follow up on a specifically designated BFA track and after one year, upon completion of all the required credits, graduate with a BFA degree. The first three years of the BA/BS and BFA tracks are identical and seamless. Therefore, students not admitted into the BFA Program may simply complete all the BA/BS in Art Practices requirements and graduate with that degree.
Applications for the BFA Program are due once a year during Spring Quarter. Students are asked to submit an online digital portfolio along with other required application documents. Specifically, prior to applying, students must have senior status, must have completed a minimum of 72 or more Art credits required for the BA/BS in Art Practices, completed 72 or more credits of their general university requirements and carry a minimum 3.0 GPA in their Art Major (see Application ). More...