Ariana Culver in front of Newnan mural

Innovate and Create.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art prepares the next generation of art teachers, graphic designers, and studio artists for successful careers.

Apply Today Learn More

At-a-Glance

  • Choose from seven different concentrations
  • 126 credit hours, average, including core requirements
  • NASAD accredited
  • No foreign language requirement

A degree designed for you

Choose your creative experience. We offer seven concentrations for future art professionals: Art Education, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

Our faculty have specific expertise in each of these fields and will serve as your guides. As a B.F.A. student in your chosen area, you have the opportunity to build your skill base from the ground up and harness your creative potential.

Become a Professional Creator

graphic design workstation

Become a Professional Creator

The B.F.A. degree and concentrations allow you to follow specific career paths, such as:

  • Art Teacher (K-12)
  • Gallery Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Professional Photographer

Prepare for Your Future

student in printshop

Prepare for Your Future

The B.F.A. program gives students real-world experience:

  • Complete a senior capstone project in your chosen area.

  • Work closely with individual faculty to develop a professional portfolio.

  • Curate your work in a public gallery exhibition and enter juried shows.

  • Network with professionals in our visiting artist series.

  • Graduate prepared to showcase your work to employers.

Student Success

Nathan Childers

Student Success

Upon graduation with a B.F.A., Nathan Childers '21 was accepted to the University of Alabama's M.F.A. program and awarded a highly competitive Graduate Council Fellowship, which includes a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, and a stipend of $20,000. His future plans include a career as a college-level art professor.

More Student Stories (PDF, 3.6MB)

Learn More About the B.F.A. in Art

Request InfoProgram Maps

Contact Us

CONTACT US

(678) 839-6415 

Administrative Assistant: Erin Hammel
ehammel@westga.edu

Faculty & Staff Directory

Location: Gunn Hall & Visual Arts Building