Bachelor of Fine Arts at Augustana

Pursing a BFA

A new Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree prepares Augustana students for a serious, professional degree in the visual arts and builds on Augustana’s strong reputation of art curriculum. It is considered to be the most prestigious bachelor's degree in the visual arts. This option is for students who wish to gain greater experience and skill in art courses before graduate school.

AU art student paints in studio

“It’s a tremendous opportunity for our students to be able to offer this program,” said Lindsay Twa, department chair. “We’re responding to changes in the art industry and better preparing our students to enter the workforce or continue their education. The B.F.A. more clearly conveys to employers, galleries and graduate programs the depths of training our students have received.”