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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:

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Crafts - for undergraduate students who seek to become crafts professionals.
  • Crafts Minor - for students enrolled in another visual art major who are interested in concentrating in Crafts.
  • Dual Major: BFA in Crafts / MS in Art Education - provided for students interested in concentrating in Crafts and becoming certified to teach in Public School.

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 in 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. The program of study is outlined on the Crafts Check Sheet.

The Crafts program offers four areas of specialization:

  • Fibers
  • Ceramics
  • Fine Metal
  • Wood & Furniture

As a crafts major you will study weaving, wood, jewelry and metalcraft, and crafts design. Liberal arts courses in subjects such as oral communication, literature, music, psychology, the natural sciences and mathematics will broaden your horizons and enrich your educational experience.

Crafts Minor

Students majoring in another visual art major (Art Education, Communication Design, Fine Arts) who are interested in concentrating in Crafts can take this minor. The program of study is outlined on the Crafts Minor Check Sheet.

Dual Major

A dual major in B.F.A. in Crafts / B.S. in Art Education is provided for students interested in concentrating in crafts and becoming certified to teach in public school.

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 a microcomputer lab, curriculum materials center, and library.

Faculty
Your professors in the crafts program are top-rated practicing artists. They all hold master of the fine arts degrees 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 local 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.