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Second Year B.F.A. Review

The B.F.A. is a four-year degree divided into two parts: the pre-professional program (freshman and sophomore years) and the professional program (junior and senior years). The second year review process ensures that all B.F.A. candidates have achieved a minimum competency before entry into upper division courses. The application process should begin during the semester when the student is completing the pre-professional requirements. It is recommended, although not required, that students apply during the second semester of their sophomore year.

If an application is unsuccessful, students may reapply for entry the following semester. In a case of non-entry, the program suggests that the student apply a second time or consider the Bachelor of Arts Degree.


Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 at 4 p.m.

B.F.A. Application Requirements

Art + Design Majors are eligible to apply for the professional program when they have met the following requirements:

  • Completed Art Core Courses with passing grades
  • Will complete 15 credit hours of 200 level Art & Design studio courses by the end of the current semester
  • Earned a minimum institutional 2.75 GPA

Application Requirements Checklist

Applicants will be asked to submit the following materials:

Digital Portfolio of works demonstrating progression in craft and strengthening visual communication skills. 

  • Must include 10 works from at least 5 different university art or design classes. Works created independently within the past 2 years are also welcome.
  • If you include group work, please describe your contribution to the project in the portfolio narrative.
  • Maximum image resolution should be 72dpi and 1024px on the longest dimension. Images should be submitted in a .zip file that is no larger than 10 MB. Review how to create a .zip file in Windows and Mac.

Portfolio Narrative

  • For each work submitted, please include title, media, dimensions, course created in, and date of work.
  • Discuss the intent behind each work in 2-3 sentences that address your approach, what you learned from it, and what challenges you overcame in the process of making it.
  • The narrative should be numbered to correspond with image files turned in.

Focus Response

  • Choose 3 words that best describe your creative voice in your art and design practice. Please explain your choice of these words in a paragraph.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is your responsibility to check your application and supporting materials thoroughly to be certain you have met all the requirements.

Art & Design

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2471
Moscow, ID

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428