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School of Fine ArtsArt & Art History Department

Undergraduate Program: BFA in Studio Art


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in Studio Art is designed to provide an enriched educational environment that develops and nurtures the full range of capabilities necessary for a career in the visual arts. Skills addressed include: a mastery of requisite technical skills, the use of technology across the curriculum, experience in critical and creative problem solving, visual literacy, knowledge of historical modes of expression in the visual arts, and mastery of written modes of expression.


Our program attracts top students from Connecticut and the Northeast.  Students enter the BFA program through portfolio review, either before admission as freshmen or transfers, or as ACES students after enrolling at UConn.

Graduates of our BFA program have gone on to successful careers as professional artists, designers, photographers, and illustrators; college professors and high school teachers; and arts administrators.  They have pursued graduate study at some of the most prestigious MFA programs in the country, including Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Wisconsin, Madison.

In addition to their classes, many students are involved in student government and co-curricular activities, internships, and study abroad, all of which help build professional skills and contacts.


The following is a basic breakdown of the requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. To view a draft of a suggested sequence of courses and more specific information concerning general education requirements please see art 8 semester sequence new gen eds.


Studio Arts Credit 66
Art History Credit 12
General Education Requirements and Electives 42
Total Hours 120

Each student must meet with an assigned advisor each semester before registering for classes. Students follow a specific plan of study for their concentration. General Education Requirements can be found at


START ART AT STAMFORD: If you are looking for the Start Art at Stamford program on our Stamford Regional Campus, please go here: Start Art at Stamford

MFA IN ART: If you are interested in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art program, you’ll find that here: MFA in Studio Art