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Art + Design

College of Arts and Humanities

Applications now open for the BFA degree in Graphic Design and Studio Art
 

Application to the BFA major occurs at the beginning of your Junior year, once you have reached 90 credits. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2020. Follow these links for additional information and the online application.

Graphic Design: BFA in Graphic Design application

Studio Art: BFA in Studio Art application

Application to the BFA in Studio Art program occurs at the beginning of your Junior year, and is contingent upon grade-point average and the completion of prerequisite courses.

Application to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art Deadline: November 1st, 2020

Students must have:
1) Junior class standing (90 or more credits)
2) an Art GPA of 3.0 or better
3) have taken at least 5 art classes

Studio Art: BFA in Studio Art application

Application to the BFA in Graphic Design program occurs at the beginning of your Junior year, and is contingent upon grade-point average, the completion of prerequisite graphic design courses and a portfolio. Prerequisite courses must be taken before entrance into the program, and First Year and Sophomores are recommended to enroll in the BA Graphic Design Track program so they can be assigned an advisor and discuss program options.

Application to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Deadline: November 1st, 2020

Students must have:
1) Junior class standing (90 or more credits)
2) an Art GPA of 3.0 or better
3) have taken at least 5 art classes

In addition, for the BFA in Graphic Design:
Students must have completed ART 170, 172, 225, 274 and 283 or be currently enrolled 274 & 283.

A digital portfolio is required. See the application for details.

Graphic Design: BFA in Graphic Design application

 

 

Choosing the right college and creative environment to pursue a visual arts education is a difficult task. We are excited that as a creative and motivated person you have decided to attend Central Washington University and join us in the Department of Art + Design. During your time at Central you will work with faculty members who are professional artists and designs as well as scholars in their field. The Art + Design faculty are recognized for their work regionally, nationally and internationally. We are successful practicing artists and designers and are passionate about interacting with creative students such as you.

The degrees we offer are as follows:

B.A. in Art, B.A. in Visual Art Teaching (Art Education), B.F.A in Studio Art, B.F.A in Graphic Design

Our studio areas include: Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood Design.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts or BFA, which requires 110 credits, provides more breadth and depth in art than the Bachelor of Arts or BA, which requires 75 credits. The BFA is considered the degree for professional preparation in the arts. The BA degree is considered a Liberal Arts degree and provides a solid art foundation for a career that may include the combination of another area of interest or as preparation for graduate study in a related area. We offer a studio or graphic design track with the BA degree.

The Visual Art Teaching BA satisfies the endorsement for visual arts. A comprehensive visual-art program that qualifies students to teach art at either the elementary or secondary levels in regular or self-contained classrooms. Students taking this major are required to apply to the Teacher Preparation Program and complete the Secondary Education major offered through the Curriculum, Supervision, and Educational Leadership Department, in order to be recommended for Washington State licensure.

The Department of Art + Design is located in Randall Hall, a two-story, 82,000 square foot building designed for visual art instruction. Within the confines of the building are large specialized facilities for our various studio arts, design and visual art teaching courses. Over 200 CWU undergraduates are currently majoring or minoring in the visual arts. With 9 full-time (and several part-time) art faculty we are able to keep the student/teacher ratio low allowing for greater personal attention in the studio environment.

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery offers the campus of Central Washington University and the community at large the opportunity to view and experience art and design first hand. The Gallery's exhibitions and related outreach programs (such as workshops, artist lectures, and interpretive programs) are designed to support the Department's educational objectives as well as to enhance, engage, and challenge the viewer’s knowledge and understanding of art.

 

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