The BFA degree is for students who are serious about pursuing careers as artists or art professionals. The BFA in Studio Art is a pre-professional degree leading to the MFA or directly to a career in the visual arts. While studio intensive, the BFA at UNCG is also a liberal arts degree with a solid grounding in the humanities and sciences.
All students who wish to pursue a studio degree enter the department as candidates for a BA degree in Studio Art. Upon completion of the Foundations program, students who wish to pursue the BFA program in Art Education, New Media and Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Drawing, or Sculpture and Ceramics will submit a portfolio of their work. Admission to any BFA concentration is contingent upon successful review of that portfolio by a rotating committee of art department faculty.