Applying to the B.F.A. Program

Apply to the B.F.A. in Studio Art degree program

Review the admission requirements for the B.F.A. in Studio Art degree program.

Incoming freshmen students

If you’re an incoming undergraduate student, you must first apply for admission to IU Bloomington.

Once admitted to IU, you begin your studies in University Division as an exploratory student and can start to satisfy requirements for the studio art major. You are not required to declare a studio art major to enroll in our Creative Core courses.

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Direct admission

There is no direct admission to the B.F.A. in Studio Art degree program. It is a preferred admission program, and only current, eligible undergraduate students may apply. It requires a portfolio review as an additional step before you are accepted into the major.

Current students

The B.F.A. in Studio Art degree program is designed for exceptional students seeking intensive study in one studio area. The program generally is a four-semester commitment. Students are encouraged to apply when they have a strong vision for continuing in a specific studio area.

Transfer students

If you’re transferring to IU Bloomington from another college or university and want to pursue a major in studio art, you must first apply for admission to IU Bloomington

Use the credit transfer service tool to determine if courses you’ve taken at other institutions will transfer to IU Bloomington.

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