There are three things that an artist needs to know: themselves, history and what's going on in the world.Ross Bleckner, artist
Marylhurst University is a leader in preparing artists for careers in the art community of the Pacific Northwest. In today's world, artists need the breadth of education provided by a liberal arts university.
In the BFA program, two-thirds of the required credits are art courses. The concentrations — painting / drawing, photography, sculpture, or a custom-designed contemporary practice concentration — are designed by our faculty, all professional artists, to match contemporary professional practice.
In this program, you will learn to:
- Make art — and articulate why you make art
- Discuss the context of history and thought that informs today's art
- Present yourself professionally to art dealers, art critics, museum curators and others in the art world
- Manage an art business
- Develop a coherent body of artworks (seniors participate in the BFA Thesis Exhibition
in The Art Gym)
To graduate with a bachelor's degree, you must complete a total of 180 credits:
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*More than 90 percent of Marylhurst students are transfer students.
Learn if you have prior college credit that can transfer into the BFA in Art program with a free transfer evaluation.