COE: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
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Art Education Advising

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(314) 516-7296


Slide 1 Meet Jacob Lewis, BFA alumnus, teacher and aspiring entrepreneur with Rasa Easels
"That’s where I’m most fulfilled is teaching. I knew I needed to teach something I knew."

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

The College offers the B.F.A. degree in studio art.  A foreign language is not required. Students choosing an emphasis in drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking or general fine arts must take at least 75 credit hours in studio art (including 30 hours in the foundation art program). Students seeking K-12 art teacher certification take a minimum of 50 credit hours in studio art (including 30 hours in the foundation art program) and must fulfill the General Education Requirements in both the College of Education and the College of Fine Arts and Communication. 

DESE Art (Grades K-12) Certification
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in Art Education K-12 at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements. To ensure that you have met all state requirements, please contact your advisor.