Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with an Emphasis in Writing students follow an individualized curricular pathway that allows them to explore a wide range of possibilities for writing and integrating text with the visual arts. Here are the requirements you must meet to earn a BFA with an Emphasis in Writing.

Total Credit Hours 132
Core Curriculum  24 
  • HUM 2001 Literature Survey I (3)
  • HUM 3002 Literature Survey II (3)
  • WRIT 1101, 1102, or 1103 Contemporary Practices (3)
  • WRIT 2040 Writing Workshop (3)
  • WRIT 3140 Advanced Writing Workshop (3)
  • WRIT 4001 Generative Seminar (6)
  • WRIT 4999 Undergraduate Thesis for BFAW Seminar (3)
 
Studio  39
  • 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)
  • CP 1030 SAIC Wired I (1.5)
    or
    CP1031 SAIC Wired II (1.5)
  • WRIT 2900 Sophomore Seminar (3)
  • Studio Electives—may include additional writing courses (22.5)
 
Liberal Arts   42
  • ENGLISH 1001 First Year Seminar I (3)
  • ENGLISH 1005 First Year Seminar II (3)
  • Humanities—including 3 credits global/comparative (12)
  • Social Sciences—including 3 credits global/comparative (9)
  • Natural Science (6)
  • Liberal Arts Electives (9)
 
Art History   15
  • ARTHI 1001 World Cultures/Civilizations: Pre-History to 19th Century Art and Architecture (3)
  • Art History Elective at 1000 level (3)
  • Art History Electives—including 3 credits global/comparative (9)
 
General Electives—Studio, Liberal Arts, Art History, and/or BFAW courses  12

Transfer Students

Total credits required for minimum residency: 66
Minimum Writing Studio credit: 42

Interested in learning more?

Visit the Department of Writing website for information on the curriculum, faculty, and resources offered through the department.

Interested in learning more about how you can apply?

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