The BFA is a four-year professional degree with focus areas in both Art & Design that prepares you for a wide variety of creative careers and graduate school. This includes coursework in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Digital Imaging, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Drawing, and Art History and Theory. Incoming freshmen and transfer students to the University of Idaho do not go through an initial portfolio review. However, during the second semester of the sophomore year, students will apply for acceptance into the Professional BFA Program through the Art & Design Portfolio Review.
Application requirements for the Professional BFA Program include:
1. Completion of foundation art core courses
2. Completion of 200-level studios (may use courses being taking during the semester of application)
3. A minimum 2.75 GPA
4. Statement of Intent (See BFA Portfolio Review Checklist
for more information)
5. Printed copy of UI web transcripts
6. Digital portfolio of 10 artworks with printed Image List
BFA Portfolio Review Checklist
BFA Portfolio Review Application Form
Next Review Deadline: 4:00pm, October 31st
Portfolio reviews occur mid-semester in the fall and spring. Students may reapply for entry twice or consider the Bachelor of Arts Degree. PLEASE NOTE: Student accepted must maintain a minimum Institutional GPA of 2.75 and receive a grade of C or better in all 300-400 level art courses. Students accepted into the professional program must complete 15 credits of 300-level studio courses with at least 6 of the 15 credits in one sequential studio area and 6 credits of art history BEFORE registration in ART 490 and ART 495.
For further inquiries or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.