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Studio Art, BFA

Studio Art, BFA

The BFA in Studio Art provides students with a broad foundation in art and art history. Students learn design principles and basic skills through work in a variety of two-dimensional, three-dimensional and time-based media. The program encourages experimentation and crossing boundaries between media and provides an environment and resources dedicated to the production of art and the expression of individuals. Students focus on a medium of their choice after choosing the 2-D or 3-D track. Through continued conceptual development, they produce a body of work and are provided with exhibition opportunities.  The BFA program provides students with the technical skills to produce visual art that is concept based and has a personal direction. Students in the program develop professional practices in preparation for careers as artists or to pursue graduate studies.

BFA with Teaching Certification

Students who want to teach art in K-12 schools should declare a major in Studio Art with Teaching Certification. This degree track leads to certification to teach art in Texas Public Schools. Before students can take the art state teacher certification exam, they must meet the following eligibility requirements: Successful completion of the BFA Portfolio Review; 3.0 or higher GPA in ARTS courses; Completion of the Methods Block of Education Courses including the Art module. The Teaching Certification track requires additional semester hours in courses offered in the College of Education and student teaching. Contact the College of Education for more information about Teaching Certification.

BFA Studio Art Curriculum

The BFA in Studio Art requires students to complete the University Core Curriculum, Art Department Foundation Courses, Art Department Core, and 45 credit hours of Studio Art requirements. Studio Art majors must choose a concentration in 2D (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking) or 3D (Sculpture, Ceramics). All BFA students must participate in the Art Department BFA Portfolio Review after completing the Foundation courses. Details are in the Department of Art Catalog accessed through the links below. Students should meet with an art advisor each semester before registration to ensure they are following the correct degree path.  


Department of Art Catalog 2D Studio  3D Studio

Department of Art Box 2089, Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 77341-2089 Phone: 936.294.4311