Bachelor of Fine Arts at Augustana

A new bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree prepares Augustana students for a serious professional degree in the visual arts and builds on Augustana’s strong reputation of art curriculum.

Further information on registering for Fall will be posted by July-end.

It is expected that many students obtaining this B.F.A. professional degree will continue their education with a master’s of fine arts.

This B.F.A. degree is designed for the most outstanding and committed students who want to achieve technical, aesthetic, and conceptual mastery in their area(s) of emphasis.

Emphasis Areas

The Augustana Art Department offers as studio emphasis areas:

At the completion of this degree, students should be able to function as independent professional artists and succeed in graduate-level study. It is expected that many students choosing this professional degree intend to pursue graduate work leading to a master’s of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity for our students to be able to offer this program,” said Lindsay Twa, department chair. “We’re responding to changes in the art industry and better preparing our students to enter the workforce or continue their education. The B.F.A. more clearly conveys to employers, galleries and graduate programs the depths of training our students have received.”