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BFA in Art

There are three things that an artist needs to know: themselves, history and what's going on in the world.

Ross Bleckner, artist

Marylhurst University is a leader in preparing artists for careers in the art community of the Pacific Northwest. In today's world, artists need the breadth of education provided by a liberal arts university.

 In the BFA program, two-thirds of the required credits are art courses. The concentrations — painting / drawing, photography, sculpture, or a custom-designed contemporary practice concentration — are designed by our faculty, all professional artists, to match contemporary professional practice.

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Make art — and articulate why you make art
  • Discuss the context of history and thought that informs today's art
  • Present yourself professionally to art dealers, art critics, museum curators and others in the art world
  • Manage an art business
  • Develop a coherent body of artworks (seniors participate in the BFA Thesis Exhibition in The Art Gym)

Degree breakdown

To graduate with a bachelor's degree, you must complete a total of 180 credits:

Events list for the current academic year.
  Quarter Credits
Major requirements 123
Marylhurst Core requirements 54
General electives 3
Total 180*

*More than 90 percent of Marylhurst students are transfer students.
Learn if you have prior college credit that can transfer into the BFA in Art program with a free transfer evaluation.

 

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