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BFA Majors Take Giant Step Toward Professional Degree

Six Bachelor of Fine Arts majors will soon be a little closer to earning their professional degree in art.Painting students looking at each others' work pinned to the wall.

The public is invited to attend artist statement presentations by six Bachelor of Fine Arts majors on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in Garland Hall 208. Seniors Lucy Cook, Natalie Cox, Alyssa Hochstetler, Ringo Lisko, Ashley Livingston and Anna Sella will give five- to ten-minute summaries of their thesis papers and present images of the work they are developing for their BFA thesis exhibitions. Following each presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions.

This presentation is part of the Studio Capstone (ART 498) course taught by Professor Craig Wedderspoon and a requirement for the BFA degree.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is the professional degree for the artist. With a concentration in one of eight areas, UA students in the BFA program are prepared to go directly into a career, such as professional photography, digital media, graphic design, printing or any number of careers in the arts. The BFA is also the foundation for the master’s program in studio art at UA and lays the groundwork for more advanced studies toward the Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The BFA degree can lead to a career as an artist, as an art educator, museum or gallery specialist, or further studies in art, art therapy, law or medicine.

For more information about the BFA degree and our other degree programs in the Department of Art and Art History, go to this page or contact the department at (205) 348-5967.