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Bachelor of Fine Arts

Degree Information

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is for the student who seeks a professional degree that can lead to continued study on the graduate level or for the student who plans to make a career in Fine Arts. Acceptance into the B.F.A. program requires a formal application and portfolio review of artwork consistent with the intended concentration.

University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements

All Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). No more than 64 credit hours earned in accredited junior/community colleges may be applied toward a Baccalaureate degree. The University Residency Requirement dictates that students must complete no less than 26 credit hours at IU Southeast during their senior year and no less than 10 credit hours of coursework in the major field of study.

Department of Fine Arts Residency Requirements

The Department of Fine Arts enforces the University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements with no additions.

General Education Core Requirements

All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework. Students must select a course(s) to satisfy each category listed below. View the list of courses that satisfy the General Education Core requirements.

  • Information Literacy (1 credit)
  • Written Communications I (3 credits)
  • Written Communications II (3 credits)
  • Oral Communications (3 credits)
  • Ethical Reasoning/Diversity (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (one lecture – 3 credits, one lab – 2 credits)
  • Arts/Humanities(3 credits)
  • Social Science(3 credits)
  • General Education Additional Requirement (Art, Humanities, or Social Science) (3 credits)

Please note that several courses required for your Major may “double dip” with the general education core courses.

View a list of current course offerings.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree focuses on art and design within the context of a liberal studies program. A Bachelor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Southeast is a four-year, 120 credit hour university degree comprised of six studio concentrations with supporting courses in Art History. A formal application consisting of a letter of intent, a portfolio of work supporting the desired concentration area, and a minimum GPA is required before acceptance into the program. Students may apply for the following concentration areas:

Students can also minor in Art History or another studio specific discipline area.

In addition to university general education and BA requirements, art foundations, art history, and 200-level courses in all studio areas are required for the degree.

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