Application to the BFA in Art and the BA in Art History Degrees
Students seeking the BFA in Art (Art Education, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture) or the BA in Art History must submit an application / portfolio for a faculty review. For most applicants this review takes place in the second semester of the sophomore year, or during the semester following the completion of Art 3301, 3601 or 3602, 3802, 3801, and 3901. All transfer students that have completed 45 or more credit hours must complete one semester in residence before they are eligible to submit an application to BA Art History or any BFA degree program. The BFA and the BA in Art History application / portfolio evaluations focus on an applicant's potential for success within a particular program or professional field. Applicants are expected to show skills and knowledge applied to artistic, design or scholarly problems. Applicant's work should demonstrate their ability, originality, and commitment, which altogether exhibit the applicant's potential to function as a professional artist, designer or scholar. All applicants are observed by faculty during the semesters prior to the BFA/BA Art History application on their ability to conduct themselves as future professional artists/designers and scholars. It is imperative for an applicant's application and review to meet or exceed departmental standards to be successful in the BFA/BA in Art History application process. (See Department of Art website at http://www.westga.edu/~artdept for full application description, requirements and dates).