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Bachelor of Fine Arts in:

Crafts

Offered by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Crafts program includes several options:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts
  • Crafts Minor
  • Double Major: B.F.A. in Crafts and B.S. in Art Education

The Crafts program offers four areas of specialization:

  • Ceramics
  • Fine Metals
  • Textiles
  • Wood

Crafts Major

As a crafts major, you will start your work with the foundation courses in drawing and design. You will begin to take courses in your major area during the second semester of your freshman year. After this semester, you will have craft courses each semester along with general education courses, including art history and electives, to broaden your horizons and enrich your educational experience.

Crafts Minor

Students can elect to minor in Crafts.

Double Major

Students may pursue a double major in Crafts and Art Education. This plan of study typically takes five years to complete..

Equipment and Facilities
Each major area in crafts has its own studio space, fully equipped with all the necessary tools and machinery. You will have access to other on-campus resources, including computer labs and library.

Faculty
Your professors in the crafts program are top-rated practicing artists. They all hold a Master of Fine Arts in their field, are called on regularly to do commission work, and often exhibit their work locally and nationally. Crafts professors also write articles in professional publications and serve as resident artists in schools.

Career Opportunities
If you choose to specialize in crafts, you will find career opportunities in craft production and related industries such as textiles and furniture making; fabric, ceramic and jewelry design; as well as in museums and art centers. Many crafts graduates also open their own studios.

Crafts is taught by the Department of Art Education & Crafts.