The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Art is a professional degree program. The BFA prepares students for a variety of art and art-related careers or graduate school by providing a thorough grounding in fundamental principles and techniques with opportunities for emphasis in one or more arts areas. This degree focuses on intensive work in art or design supported by a program of general studies. The BFA degree offers concentrations in art education, art history, ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic communications, illustration, photography and video, printmaking, sculpture, sequential art, and textile and surface design.
This program is part of the College of The Arts .
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Each program of study is a sequentially based curriculum beginning the ﬁrst semester of freshman year. Students who delay entering the major until completion of the General Education Core Curriculum may prolong their academic careers. All prospective art majors are required to complete an application form and submit a portfolio of their artwork.
Study in visual arts studio courses may not be initiated until the student has been fully accepted by Kennesaw State University and the School of Art and Design as an art major.
Admission to the School of Art and Design is contingent upon portfolio review and acceptance by the school. Applications and portfolios will be reviewed by the School of Art and Design Portfolio Review Committee.
Students may only apply twice for admission into any degree program in the School of Art and Design. If the student fails to gain acceptance after two attempts, they will be advised by SOAAD or supporting university advising services on how to proceed in a new degree program outside of the School of Art and Design.
Transfer Admissions Requirements
Students who wish to transfer into the School of Art and Design from another institution follow the same admission procedures as all new students. Transfer credits for courses in studio art are evaluated by portfolio review. Certain courses that are equivalent to those in the foundation core with a grade of “C” or higher are accepted for transfer students from a USG accredited art program. Beyond these courses, other credits will be reviewed by area concentration faculty.
Admission for Second Bachelor Degree, Change of Major or Dual-Degree Students
These applicants are also required to submit an entry portfolio. Direct any additional questions about admission requirements by calling the SOAAD Main office at 470-578-6139.
Change of Degree Program
Students who wish to change degree programs in art must reapply and gain admission status to the new degree program.
The School of Art and Design holds the exclusive authority to determine appropriate admission level placement, credit evaluation of art courses in studio, art history, and art education.
Continuation in Program
All students must maintain the minimum GPA requirement for the University to continue in the School of Art and Design. Art Education concentration students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in alignment with requirements of the Teacher Education Program. Any students in Academic Dismissal with the University are also dismissed from the School of Art and Design. All students must make timely and reasonable progress toward the degree. Non-enrollment or withdrawal from all classes for two or more consecutive semesters will require reapplication to the School of Art and Design.
Art Education Concentration Additional Admission, Retention and Graduation Requirements
Admission to teacher education is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the admission requirements outlined in the Teacher Education Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Requirements catalog page to pursue this degree program.
Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.
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