Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the studio intensive professional path for art majors.
The 15 credit concentration in your chosen medium which is the core of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program will take your artistic practice to a new level. Work closely with your faculty BFA committee for a year or more after the Midway Art Portfolio Review (MAPR). Refine your creative viewpoint and the craftsmanship which brings it to life.
Flor Widmar, Bachelor of Fine Arts 2015
Photos of Flor’s BFA exhibition Devoción de Abuela (Devotion to my Grandmother) > on Flickr
Your Solo BFA Exhibition
A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree will allow you to build a coherent body of work around your best ideas. Fill a gallery space. Figure out how to place each piece to enhance its impact and illuminate its relationships. Create an announcement card. Talk about your work and find out how your audience sees it at your artist talk. It’s a great experience to have under your belt!
Although art students in most Bachelor of Fine Arts programs exhibit at a group show, at SNC each candidate has their own show in one of the college’s dedicated gallery spaces.
SNC BFA Exhibitions on Flickr
BFA or BA?
Students who are serious about a career as a studio artist often choose a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree over a BA to get ready for graduate school or their professional practice. The extra studio focus and solo exhibition are great way to prepare for your career in fine art. If you continue on to a graduate level MFA program, the transition is smoother because you have already been introduced to the same structure as an undergraduate at Sierra Nevada College.
Meet Ian Wieczorek, Bachelor of Fine Arts 2016
I graduated in December 2016. A friend and I bought land and a building, and renovated it into ceramic studio, painting studio, glass shop, and a show room. We plan to sell pottery and paintings, and host a farmers' market on the property, and be full time artists. . . . Read More
Find Out More
See the GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS > page for specific major course requirements.
Sheri Leigh O'Connor
Chair, Department of Fine Arts