Art BFA

Program Purpose


Our program is based in the exploration of ideas and aesthetics through traditional and experimental use of painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and new media. Students develop the power to think critically and to pursue their artistic vision in ways that will contribute to the larger community aesthetically, ethically, and spiritually.  Through rigorous academic expectations and a direct mentoring environment, we aim to prepare students to perform at the highest levels in their chosen artistic direction, while maintaining the highest standards of honesty, integrity and morality.

Learning Outcomes


Art History and Context

Students will examine art past and present through required on and off-campus learning experiences and locate their work within this larger context.

Courses that Contribute: ART 226 ART 260 ART 324 ART 360 ART 395R ART 480R ART 133 ART 210 ART 215 ART 216 ART 220 ART 310 ART 321 ART 325 ART 326 ART 327 ART 330 ART 353 ART 358 ART 359R ART 497 VASTU 322R VASTU 356R VASTU 359R VASTU 395R
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively, Quantitative reasoning
BFA Final Project and Portfolio

Students will meet the requirements for the BFA program including the BFA final project and the BFA exit portfolio and will demonstrate artistic maturity as evidenced through their final project.

Courses that Contribute: ART 395R ART 497 VASTU 395R VASTU 480R
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence
Skill Development and Proficiency

Students will exhibit fundamental knowledge and skill in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and new genres.

Courses that Contribute: ART 226 ART 260 ART 324 ART 360 ART 395R ART 480R ART 210 ART 215 ART 216 ART 217 ART 220 ART 225 ART 321 ART 330 ART 350 ART 351 ART 358 ART 359R ART 497 VASTU 322R VASTU 328R VASTU 356R VASTU 359R VASTU 394R VASTU 480R
Linked to BYU Aims: Human knowledge, Competence
Spirituality, Ethics, and Art

Students will critically examine spiritual values and ethical issues relevant to art.

Courses that Contribute: ART 226 ART 340 ART 395R ART 480R ART 133 ART 321 ART 326 ART 353 ART 358 ART 359R ART 497 VASTU 322R VASTU 328R VASTU 356R VASTU 395R VASTU 480R
Linked to BYU Aims: Faith and testimony, Lifelong service
Professional Development

Students will demonstrate an awareness of and preparation for graduate studies, teaching opportunities, professional gallery work, or other art and non-art related opportunities that might incorporate collaboration in an interdisciplinary environment.

Courses that Contribute: ART 226 ART 324 ART 340 ART 395R ART 480R ART 325 ART 330 ART 359R ART 497 VASTU 395R VASTU 480R
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence, Lifelong service

Evidence of Learning


Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement