In some academic programs you can select between a Bachelors of Arts and a Bachelors of Fine Arts. The Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) is referred to as a “professional undergraduate degree” which is often offered in performance fields such as Theater and Music. Essentially the BFA requires more coursework in your area of study and specific requirements in university Core.
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design states that “the professional degree (BFA focuses on intensive work in the visual arts supported by a program of general studies….The liberal arts degree (BA) focuses on art, art history and design in the context of a broad program of general studies.”
Advising is the key to Success
In their first two years in the department, students will meet with Arts & Humanities Advisor in the Center for Advising and Student Success.. Once they have completed 58 credits, students will be assigned a regular department faculty advisor, whose name will appear on the student’s myBoiseState Student Center. Faculty advisors are available to assist students with a variety of academic issues and to provide advice on how to make the most of their time in the Art Department. We strongly encourage all students to consult with their assigned faculty advisor at least once each semester.
Pre-Art, 1st & 2nd Year Students, Transfer Students
Center for Advising and Student Success
Academic Advising Coordinator