Studio Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Available: On Campus

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art provides students with a broad foundation in art and art history. Students are encouraged to experiment and cross boundaries between media as they learn design principles and basic skills through work in a variety of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based media.


All students must complete the W.A.S.H. (Workshop in Art Studio and History) upon entering the Art Program and pass a BFA portfolio review in their sophomore year in order to continue in the BFA program.

The Studio Art Program requires students to choose between a 2-D or 3-D track and then allows them to focus on the medium of their choice, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, or video and performance art. Students produce a body of work throughout the program and are offered many opportunities to exhibit their work.

Each BFA track is also offered with Teaching Certification.

The Art Department requires its students to own a Mac laptop with the current version of Adobe Creative Suite. This policy allows students to be as productive as possible without the confines of class schedules and lab hours. Financial aid and SHSU discounts are available to offset the cost. Get details about financial aid and discounts for laptops.

Careers in Studio Art

  • Sculptor
  • Performance Artist
  • Freelancer
  • Art Museum Exhibit Design and Installer
  • Art Consultant
  • Art K-12 Educator
  • Self-Employed Fine Artist

Alumni Success

Graduates of SHSU's art programs

  • have had their work featured in various galleries and publications
  • work as self-employed artists
  • become public school teachers
  • have received awards for their artwork

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Length 120 Credit Hours
(138 Hours with Teaching Certification)
Required Courses Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art - 2-D Track (BFA)
BFA: 2-D Track with Teaching Certification

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art - 3-D Track (BFA)
BFA: 3-D Track with Teaching Certification
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Undergraduate Application Deadlines For Art Programs

Priority deadline for undergraduate admissions is January 15.

Learn more at the Department of Art application page.