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Encyclopedia > Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts, usually abbreviated BFA, is the standard undergraduate degree for students seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts. Also named in some countries the Bachelor of Creative Arts or BCA. In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... It has been suggested that Professional degree be merged into this article or section. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ...

The degree differs from a Bachelor of Arts degree in that the majority of the program consists of a practical studio component, as contrasted with lecture and discussion classes. A typical BFA program consists of two-thirds study in the arts, with one-third in more general liberal arts studies; for a BA in Art, the ratio might be reversed. Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ...

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), which accredits BFA programs in the United States, states that "the professional degree (BFA) focuses on intensive work in the visual arts supported by a program of general studies," whereas "the liberal arts degree (BA) focuses on art and design in the context of a broad program of general studies." National Association of Schools of Art and Design, known as NASAD for short, is an organisation of colleges, schools and universities. ...

A BFA degree will often require an area of specialty such as: acting, musical theatre, ceramics, creative writing, dance, drawing, fiber, film production, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, interior design, metalworking, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or television production. Some schools instead give their students a broad education in many disciplines of the arts. Acting is the work of an actor or actress, a person in theatre, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... The Fantasticks was the longest-running musical in history. ... Ceramics is the art form that uses ceramic materials to produce works of art. ... Creative writing is a term used to distinguish certain imaginative or different types of writing from generic writing. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... Drawing is the act of defining (or delineating) the outlines of a figure against a background, using any of a wide variety of tools and techniques. ... Fiber or fibre[1] is a class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to lengths of thread. ... Film production on location in Newark, New Jersey. ... Saul Basss poster for the film The Man with the Golden Arm - a highly regarded work of graphic design. ... Illustration by Jesse Wilcox Smith. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Interior design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... This article or section reads like an advertisement. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Photography is the process of making pictures by means of the action of capturing light on a film. ... Printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. ... why hello hello Sculptor redirects here. ...

Although a BFA is traditionally considered a four-year degree, a BFA program may take longer to complete because of the amount of studio course work required.

See also

Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... For alternate uses, see MFA (disambiguation). ... Art school is a colloquial term for any educational institution (whether secondary, post-secondary/undergraduate, or graduate/postgraduate) with a primary focus on the visual arts, especially graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, and sculpture. ...


  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design

Academic degrees
Associate's degrees (U.S.) AA, AAS, ABA, ABS, AOS, AS
Foundation degrees (U.K.) FdA, FdEd, FdEng, FdMus, FdBus, FdSc, FdTech
Bachelor's degrees AB or BA, BAccty, BAdm, BAgrEc, BArch, BBA, BBus, BCom or BComm, BCS, BCL, STB, BD, BDent, B.Ed., BEc, BEng or BE, BSBME, BFA, BHE, BHK, BJ, BLibStud, BMath, BMus,BSN, BPE, BPharm, BS or BSc, BSocSci, BTech, LLA, LLB, MB ChB or MB BS or BM BS or MB BChir or MB BCh BAO, MA (Cantab.), MA (Dubl.), MA (Hons), MA (Oxon.)
Master's degrees MA, MS or MSc, MSt, MALD, MApol, MPhil, MRes, MFA, MTh, MTS, MDiv, MBA, MPA, MPD, MPS, MProfStuds, MJ, MSW, MPAff, MLIS, MLitt, MPH, MPM, MPP, MPT, MRE, MTheol, LLM, MEng, MSci, MBio, MChem, MPhys, MMath, MMus, MESci, MGeol, MTCM, MSSc, BCL (Oxon), BPhil (Oxon), ThM
Licentiate degrees: Lic Arts, LDS, JCL, STL, SSL, LSS
Specialist degrees EdS, SSP, CAS
Engineer's degrees AE, ChE, BE, CE, CE, EE, CpE, ECS, EnvE, MSE, MechE, NavE, NuclE, Ocean E, SysE, Eng
First-Professional Degrees AuD, DC, DCM, DDS, DMD, JD, MD (US), ND, OD, DO, PharmD, DP, PodD, DPM, MDiv, MHL, DVM
Doctoral degrees PhD, EdD, DEng, EngD, DBA, DD, JCD, SSD, JUD, DSc, DLitt, DA, MD, DMA, DMus, DCL, ThD, DrPH, DPT, DPhil, PsyD, DSW, LLD, LHD, JSD, SJD, STD

  Results from FactBites:
Bachelor of Arts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (716 words)
A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences.
In the United States and Canada, a Bachelor of Arts degree usually requires a student to take a majority of their courses (usually 1/2 or 3/4) in the arts, namely social sciences, humanities, music, or fine arts.
In the United States, colleges and universities often award Bachelor of Arts degrees even to those who pursue a majority of their coursework (i.e., major) in traditional, "hard" science fields such as biology and chemistry.
Encyclopedia: Bachelor of Fine Arts (525 words)
The Bachelor of Fine Arts, or BFA, or B.F.A. is an undergraduate degree.
It offers a broad education in the visual arts or performing arts and usually contains a studio or conservatory component, which is a significant part of the program.
A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences.
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