Students who have completed 92 “B.F.A. applicable” credits and who have a 2.500 GPA in Art and Design Department classes are eligible to apply for Senior Studio. Speak with your advisor if you do not meet these guidelines. You must pass the Fall Senior Studio 1 course with a 2.500 GPA before moving to the Spring Senior Studio 2.
Senior Studio is the capstone two-course sequence of the four-year B.F.A. degree. It is taken over the Fall and Spring terms of your senior year.
Senior Studio Seminar Students are required to research, develop and produce a mature, coherent and substantial body of work representing 6 credits that will be presented to the faculty of the Senior Studio Committee for evaluation as well as exhibited to the public in the BFA Senior Studio exhibition.
- to understand and appreciate the value of research—whether personal, cultural, analytical, or historical—and learn to apply it to the development and production of a body of work in art or design.
- to develop and produce a coherent, mature and substantial body of work that reflects creative thinking, concept development, and sophistication in the articulation of one’s ideas; i.e., be able to understand and analyze the work’s significance and meaning within cultural, sociological, and historical contexts.
- to reinforce the hunger and passion for rigorous investigation.
- to produce work that goes beyond the ordinary and the expected.
- to continue to develop lifelong art making habits and remain appreciative of the creative contributions of others.
Senior Studio Application Instructions to be Completed Online
- Download your advisement report as a PDF and have it signed by your advisor.
- Indicate on the advisement report which courses you plan to take for senior year, in addition to the senior studio courses.
- Complete the application form including your proposed project statement.
- Create your portfolio. 10 images from your discipline, 5 additional images. Create a PDF of your portfolio images.
- Combine files into a single PDF. You can do this in Adobe Acrobat go to File > Create > Combine Files into a Single PDF.
- Upload your single PDF using the form below.
The application deadline is April 15 every year.