Dec 09, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Art Major (BFA)

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Art Major- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Please see the UNLV College of Fine Arts web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at,, and

Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Fine Arts Advising Center at


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Program Accreditation - National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Learning Objectives

  1.  Create a body of work as a portfolio including artist statement and resume to submit to graduate schools and to similar creative venues.
  2. Continue developing the creative research activities, gain knowledge in current and historical issues in art practice and theory.
  3. Develop proficiency in multi level range of processes within one’s area of discipline.
  4. To be able to articulate ideas/objects within context of art in practice a theory
  5. Exhibit their creative work nationally/internationally and to continue and maintain clarity about their research.
  6. To sustain themselves personally, economically and professionally.

University Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements - BFA in Art Total: 132 Credits

The requirements for each of the B.F.A. concentrations are identical to the requirements for the corresponding BA concentration  .

(See note 1-3 below)

Total Credits: 132


  1. Candidates for this program will be reviewed, by the Art Faculty at the end of the spring semester. The application deadline is the 2nd Friday in April. Applicants should have completed 110 credits towards their B.A. in an Art Concentration prior to the following fall semester.
  2. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA in Art in order to apply.
  3. Upon being accepted for the B.F.A. every student must choose and be accepted by three tenured or tenure track faculty in the Art Department. These three faculty compose the B.F.A. Committee and will mentor every student, meeting with them frequently for purposes of critique, both individually and as a committee.
  4.   may be taken only after completing at least one 400-level art history course with a B or better.
  5. ART 496 , ART 497  are milestone courses for Art BFA.

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