Studio72
  • CP 1010 Core Studio Practice I (3)
  • CP 1011 Core Studio Practice II (3)
  • CP 1020 Research Studio I (3)
  • CP 1022 Research Studio II (3)
  • SOPHSEM 2900 (3)
  • PROFPRAC 3900 (3)
  • CAPSTONE 4900 (3)
  • Studio Electives (51)
     PROFPRAC and CAPSTONE are now required for new incoming students beginning in the 2015-16 academic year.
 
Art History18
  • ARTHI 1001 World Cultures/Civilizations: Pre-History—19th Century Art and Architecture (3)
  • Art History Elective at 1000 level (3)
  • Art History Electives (12)
 
Liberal Arts30
  • ENGLISH 1001 First Year Seminar I (3)
  • ENGLISH 1005 First Year Seminar II (3)
  • Natural Science (6)
  • Social Science (6)
  • Humanities (6)
  • Liberal Arts Electives (6)
 
General Electives6
  • Studio, Art History, Liberal Arts, AAP, or EIS
 
Total Credit Hours126

* BFA students must complete at least 6 credit hours in a class designated as "off campus study." These credits can also fulfill any of the requirements listed above and be from any of the divisions (Art History, Studio, Liberal Arts, or General Electives).

BFA With Distinction—SAIC Scholars Program: The SAIC Scholars program is a learning community of BFA students pursuing rigorous study in both their academic coursework and their studio pathways. There are two opportunities for interested students to apply to the SAIC Scholars Program: at the time of admission to the school, and after they have completed 30 credits of study at SAIC. Students pursuing the latter option are required to formally submit an application to the Undergraduate Division. Once admitted to the SAIC Scholars Program, students are required to successfully complete a minimum of six designated scholars courses. Students who complete the program will graduate with distinction.

BFA with Liberal Arts Thesis Program Curriculum

BFA requirements including 9 credits of specific Liberal Arts electives as follows:

 

Total credits required for minimum residency66
Minimum Studio credit 42

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Participating Departments page for information on the curriculum, faculty, and resources offered through the departments.

Ready to apply to an undergraduate degree program?

Visit the undergraduate admissions website or contact the undergraduate admissions office at 800.232.7242 or ugadmiss@saic.edu.