Fine Arts (Studio Track)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Studio Track)
This degree program allows the studio artists to explore and refine their talents in one of the following areas of focus: drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking or ceramics. Advanced courses in any of these areas encourage the students to develop a body of work that represents their artistic style and philosophical viewpoints from an art perspective.
This program allows art students to have both a major and a minor in Art, culminating with 70 credit hours within the Art area. Courses within a selected area of focus help to develop BFA candidates' artwork and style; they also help the candidates to envision their own potential contributions to society as artists of faith. Exhibition of artwork in this program is encouraged and expected. The development of a body of cohesive work and ideas is essential for selling artwork and for gallery representation. This is one of the goals for this program.
Another program goal is to prepare the fine artists for graduate school. Within the structure of the BFA program, students should be able to prepare a portfolio of work and to understand and discuss their artwork so that they can be accepted into a graduate school for advanced study in painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, or ceramics.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Sculpture I||An introduction to basic techniques and concepts of sculpture as artistic expression. Explores uses of plaster and clay as media.|
|Ceramics I||Introduction to clay and glaze techniques designed to introduce wheel-throwing in the following semesters.|
|Drawing I||An introduction to drawing media and processes.|
|Problems in Creative Arts||Individual projects using a choice of media with emphasis on areas of special need or concentration.|
|Art History III: Modern Art||A survey of modern art from Impressionism to current trends.|
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Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
The fine arts are a complex field from a career standpoint, primarily because the fine artist is often his or her own employer and promoter. Because it may take many years to develop a career as a successful artist, most graduates initially seek ways of earning a living other than from sales of their own personal work, while still maintaining and developing their own work. This takes determination and perseverance with no strictly defined career path. The choices are highly individual. This might mean a position in an arts organization or a design-support position. Several types of employers or industries can provide career opportunities for a fine artist. Here are a few:
- Art museums/Galleries
- Art Therapy programs (would need an MA degree)
- Photography studios
- Fashion/Textile or Interior Design firms
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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