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Department of Art

Foundation Portfolio Review Information for BFA Students

After completing the core art requirements for the BFA program (or during the semester taken of the last required core classes), apply for the Foundation Portfolio Review. 

All students who have transferred in one or more of the foundation courses will need to supply work for that course during your Portfolio Review. (Keep your work!)

8 CORE CLASSES
(Art History is not included)*

ART 180: 2-D Design
ART 200: 3-D Design
ART 190: Drawing I
ART 210: Drawing 2
ART 325: Figure Drawing

And three courses from the following (include one 2D and one 3D class):

2-D studio options:
ART 290: Type and Design Principles
ART 320: Watermedia I
ART 335: Printmaking I
ART 345: Oil Painting I
ART 395: Photography in Art

3-D studio option:
ART 331: Interactive Art
ART 365: Ceramics I
ART 370: Metals and Jewelry

2 or 3-D option: any of the above or ART 330: Digital Techniques

*The Art History requirements for the BFA degree do not need to be completed before going through CAR, they may be taken throughout your studies.)

What to Remember:

Foundation Portfolio Review is the determining factor in your being accepted into the BFA degree program.  Students cannot take any upper level courses that lead to a concentration in the BFA program without undergoing the Review.  

You may apply for more than one area when you go through the Review. If you are not accepted the first time, you are allowed to apply twice to any given area.