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College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2471
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2471


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
    The BFA degree is divided into two parts: the pre-professional program (freshman and sophomore years) and the professional program (junior and senior years). It 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.

    2nd Year Bachelor of Fine Arts Review: During the 2nd year of study in the Art + Design program, BFA students will apply for acceptance into the Professional BFA Program through the 2nd Year Bachelor of Fine Arts Review. Portfolio reviews occur in the fall and spring. Majors become part of the professional program once they have successfully completed their 2nd year review. Application requirements are described in the documents below.

    2nd Year BFA Review Application
    2nd Year BFA Review Checklist

    Next Review Deadline: 4:00pm, October 12th

    Please Note: Students may reapply for entry twice. Students 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.

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    Senior Entry Bachelor of Fine Arts Review: In order to proceed into Senior Experience Course work (Art 490 BFA Art/Design Studio and Art 495 BFA Senior Thesis), those in the professional program must submit their work for this review. Portfolio reviews occur mid-semester in the fall and spring. Application requirements are described in the documents below.

    Senior Entry BFA Review Application
    Senior Entry BFA Review Checklist 

    Next Review Deadline: 4:00pm, October 12th

    Please Note: If an application is unsuccessful, students may reapply for entry during the following semester review.

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Art
    The B.A. Art is a four-year degree that provides a broad liberal arts education with an emphasis in Art and prepares you to work in a variety of creative fields. The program combines courses in art, design, humanities, and languages. Students complete the University’s general requirements for B.A. degree including a foreign language requirement. Incoming University of Idaho students do not go through a portfolio review for this degree.

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  • Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art

    The University of Idaho’s M.F.A. program is a 60-credit concept-oriented, studio degree designed for students eager to explore INTEGRATED approaches to art making and design. Applicants are considered based on the strength of their portfolio and potential rather than a focus on a specific medium. The program fosters exploration in a number of theoretical and practice-based contexts in a vibrant and creative atmosphere.

    You will apply online for the M.F.A. program through Graduate Admissions. Admission requirements for the M.F.A. include:

    1. A minimum 3.0 GPA and an undergraduate degree in a Design or Studio Art area, or its equivalent, with at least 60 undergraduate credits in studio courses, and 12 in art history or a related field.
    2. Supporting application materials as required by Graduate Admissions
    3. Digital portfolio of personal work. Please reference MFA Application
    4. 3 letters of recommendation
    5. Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages)
    6. Official Transcripts

    M.F.A. Digital Portfolio Information

    Priority deadline for full applications is Feb 15th. Admissions process closed April 1st.

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