The BFA Art, Concentration in Spatial Art, offered by Department of Art and Art History, is a degree for artists seeking to specialize in sculpture and three-dimensional art processes. Spatial Art students begin with the common Art core of drawing, photography, digital media art, three-dimensional design, art history, and seminars about making a career as an artist. They then move into intermediate and advanced classes focused on large metal casting, woodworking, glass, ceramics, jewelry, and installation art. All studio classes emphasize concept development and recognition of contemporary art-world trends, while upper-division art history classes provide context and develop students’ critical thinking skills.
Summary of Degree Units
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The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
Major-Specific Graduation Requirements
No portfolios are required at the time of application for admission to SJSU. Major requirements for the first two years of study for BA Art/Studio Practice and all BFA degrees are very similar so that students have time to choose the right path and can apply for the BFA, if they choose to do so. At that time BFA program applicants must meet the following departmental requirements:
- Have completed, be currently enrolled in, or planning to enroll within the following two semesters in all coursework in the common preparation for the BA and BFA Art majors (25-28 units of drawing, digital media, photography, sculpture, art history, ART 1, ART 2, ART 3 and ART 100W) with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Also recommended, are three to six additional units from the desired BFA concentration area.
- Pass the BFA - Art admissions review. During the review, which is held in October and March each year, images of the applicant’s creative work are reviewed by the art faculty to determine if the work demonstrates the creative level expected of BFA candidates. Instructions are available on the Art and Art History Department website.
Students complete the BFA Art program with a capstone project, for which each candidate prepares an individual art exhibit to demonstrate the candidate’s professional competence.