Bachelor of Fine Arts Candidacy Review
The BFA degree requires students to emphasize in one component of a studio area. Students interested in pursuing a BFA degree should have passed Major Acceptance Review and consulted with their advisors for an effective course of direction. Students petition for BFA Candidacy one year prior to graduation. The BFA Review is held early in the Fall semester only (usually the last Friday of September). Ideally, students planning to graduate in the Spring should plan to petition for BFA candidacy the Fall semester of their final year. Students will present for BFA Review Day a body of work in one studio area. The Art faculty will critique work in terms of contemporary aesthetics, caliber of work and quality of presentation. Flyers will be posted in the studio building announcing the BFA Review date. The following guidelines outline the steps a student must follow to petition for BFA candidacy, including the BFA Review:
- Register for ART 3700 Professional Practice and ART 3900 B.F.A. Review during the registration period prior to fall semester.
- Check studio hallways early in the fall semester for flyers announcing BFA Review date, or check with Dept. Associate in Art Office.
- Petition Art Department Faculty for candidacy into BFA program by obtaining a BFA candidacy form, as soon as BFA Review date is announced. Candidacy forms are available in the Art Office.
- Schedule a meeting with your advisor well in advance of the review day for advice and help in developing a strong presentation and completion of candidacy form.
- Complete Candidacy form and include a statement declaring your inten-tions to petition as a BFA candidate. Statement should also briefly discuss your work in relation to contemporary aesthetics, your influences and plans after graduation.
- Submit Candidacy application at least one week prior to review date to the Dept. Associate.
- Schedule a review time and reserve a presentation space on the sign up sheet available in the Art Office, see the Dept. Associate.
- Each student is allowed a 30 minute time slot on BFA Review Day for their oral and visual presentation. Art faculty review each presentation based on the written statement, oral exposition and visual display. Faculty critique in terms of contemporary aesthetics, formal appearance of display, selection and quality of work, aesthetic statement and response to criticism.
- Students receive notification of the outcome of the review from their ad-visors, or via written notification, on the Monday following the review.
- If approved, pick up a copy of the BFA Thesis Development Plan avail-able in the Art Office. Thesis development meetings will begin in November, watch for flyers!
- Register for ART 4950 BFA Thesis during the registration period prior to your final semester.