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The BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) is an intensive program that prepares students for a professional career in art and art related careers and/or graduate level education. The program requires 78 credits of studio and art history courses and approved electives. Admission to the program is by portfolio application. Students can apply for this program before coming to Brockport, or during their freshman or sophomore year. The BFA application and directions can be found on the Art Dept website.

Required Courses in the Freshman Year

First Semester     Second Semester
  • ART 221 Drawing I
  • ART 210 2-D Design
  • ARH 201 World Art I
  • ART 212 3-D Design
  • ARH 202 World Art II
  • Optional: First course of BFA concentration sequence


Required Courses in the Sophomore Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • 1st or 2nd course of BFA concentration sequence
  • Required ART Core Course
  • Required ART Core Course
  • ARH 420 20th Century Art (Spring only)
  • 2nd or 3rd course of BFA concentration sequence
  • Required ART Core Course


When a student is accepted in the BFA program, an advisor/mentor will be assigned and a course of study will be created. Students with lower than a 2 .5 GPA will not be allowed to continue in the program, but may continue in the BS or BA art studio major. BFA students must participate in semester reviews each semester and complete ART 402 BFA Senior Exhibition in final semester (see BFA guidelines for specific info).


Grade Requirement

This major/program requires a grade of “C” or above in all courses used to fill major and minor requirements. “C-” grades are NOT acceptable and require repeats unless otherwise specified.


Last Updated 2/19/21