Students in the bachelor of fine arts program engage in a wide range of coursework and studio courses, exploring mediums like photography, painting, sculpture and graphic design. The program focuses on developing students' skills as artists, creative thinkers, designers and problem solvers. The fine arts major is ideal for students considering a master’s degree in fine arts (MFA).
This major consists of the Core Curriculum, ART 235 and two areas of concentration consisting of eight studio courses at the 300- or 400-level. A minimum of four of these studio courses must be in the same studio area.
Students wishing to enter the bachelor of fine arts program must present a portfolio for review by the art faculty. It is highly recommended that the student candidate submit a portfolio in Spring Term of sophomore year. Portfolios may be presented no later than the first term of junior year to be accepted into the bachelor of fine arts program.
Transfer students above junior rank, including those with a degree in art from an another institution, seeking a B.F.A. must take ART 443, ART 490, ART 491 and one upper-level studio course from the Elmhurst College Department of Art.
Bachelor of fine arts candidates must submit and pass a portfolio review before admittance to the program. Students with exceptional undergraduate qualifications in art may petition the chair of the Department of Art to waive and modify this requirement.