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Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the studio intensive professional path for art majors.

Creative Mastery

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

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

Collyn Aubrey Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Collyn Aubrey | In the Waiting Line >
Jessica Hayworth Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Jessica Hayworth | BFA Exhibit >
Post-Grad Exhibit | Spoke Only on Sunny Days >
Sam Shear Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Sam Shear | BFA Exhibit >
Molly Allen Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Molly Allen | The Ontology of Blue >
POD Award Exhibit | Hypnagogia: The In Between >
Miranda McFarland Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Miranda McFarland | in, sight >
Stephanie Campbell Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Stephanie Campbell | Oscillating Atmosphere >
Karl Schwiesow Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Karl Schwiesow | The Red Boat >

BFA or BA?

Students who are serious about a career as a studio artist often choose the BFA 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

Bachelor of Fine Arts student Ian Wieczorek with cartoon self-portrait

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

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See the GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS > page for specific major course requirements.

Sheri Leigh O'Connor
Chair, Department of Fine Arts

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