Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Studio Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Studio Art

The BFA in studio art is a professional degree that allows you to focus on artistic development and is structured to help you develop a strong portfolio that can lead to either professional work or graduate school. With this degree, you must choose to emphasize in one of the studio disciplines listed below; or you may create an interdisciplinary emphasis with the assistance of your academic adviser. The BFA does not require additional foreign language beyond the 2 years required for admission to UNL.

You will be introduced to a range of possibilities in terms of forming and firing technologies.

The painting and drawing program is engaged in providing the technical and conceptual framework for artists interested in examining content through two-dimensional processes.

The Photography area offers a range of studio courses in darkroom and digital photography that focus on technical, conceptual and aesthetic aspects of the medium as well as photography theory, history, criticism and contemporary practice.

The printmaking program seeks to present the creative potential inherent in all the various print media, including intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, and relief, as well as non-toxic techniques, new technologies, book arts and alternative presentations, and to help expand definitions of the print.

Through a diversity of materials, philosophies and solutions, you will be encouraged to mine the boundaries of your potential, challenge the notions of contemporary art and be a creative force in the evolution of our culture.


  • Studio Artist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Art Instructor
  • Gallery Manager
  • Illustrator
  • Museum Worker
  • Restoration Specialist
  • Web Designer

Application to this program

Select "Art" as your major on the undergraduate application if you want to primarily study any of the following:

Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, or a combination of two or more of the studio areas above.

Visit the Office of Admissions website for additional details.