The Baccalaureate of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree prepares students for professional careers as artists, designers and art educators. Upon completion of a BFA degree, students will have gained a specialized knowledge of a variety of media and techniques, the ability to apply elements and principles of art and design, an awareness of the influence of perception and observation, and the ability to communicate ideas effectively and expressively. Students in the BFA degree program will have opportunities for in-depth study of various artistic media to advance their studio proficiency. Students will also apply critical and creative thinking through research, analysis, and writing to demonstrate an awareness of historical and contemporary concepts, theories, and styles across global cultures and time periods. Students will engage with professional practices and portfolio development.