Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Undergraduate Studies

Program Mission

The Department of Art and Art History offers programs of study for those students wanting to pursue careers as professional artists as well as those seeking professions in the field of art. The curriculum and mode of operation within the Department of Art and Art History resemble a professional art school, with a broad-based liberal arts education. Students may select an emphasis in studio art, art education or art history.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (B.F.A.) degree programs emphasize the creative disciplines of studio art and art education for the professional development of individual creative talent. The B.F.A. in Art degree is the preferred preparatory degree for students wanting to pursue studio art, art education and the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) graduate degree and Master of Arts in Studio Art (M.A.). 

The bachelor of fine arts degree program at UT Tyler offers students an opportunity to concentrate in two-dimensional studio art, three-dimensional studio art, multi-media art, art history or general studio art.

Students seeking to obtain an all-level teaching certification may do so with the B.F.A. degree with all level teaching certification. Teacher certification is offered in conjunction with the College of Education and Psychology.

The B.F.A. degree program emphasizes sustained and concentrated creative work in studio art and art history. Course offerings include: drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, intermedia, jewelry and small metals, and more.

Recommended degree plans are offered only as a general guideline. Since there are several options within both the B.F.A. and B.A. degrees in art, art majors should consult an art advisor.

Studio Art Career Guide

BFA Marketable Skills