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Bachelor of Fine Arts Program
Through the Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, you can hone the skills and knowledge to develop yourself as an artist and maker. Coursework is designed to build fluency in studio materials and processes, strong conceptual thinking, articulate communication, and refined creative practice and direction.
The four-year BFA degree program is comprised of 120 credits, with a minimum of 72 credits in studio courses. To get started, you will select one of 12 areas of study. Through electives, you may explore additional areas of study to broaden and deepen your practice.
To prepare for studio practice, you'll launch into your areas of study and elective studio courses in conjunction with the Foundation program in your first year. General Studies courses (48 credits) enrich your academic learning, and thesis courses in the fourth year conclude with your thesis projects, in which you apply your cultivated knowledge and skills in individual exhibitions. The program culminates with a professionally organized gallery exhibition.
Departments and Areas of Study
The faculty at OCAC are innovative makers and thinkers, communicating formal and conceptual content through their rigorous exploration of creative practice. MORE >
The studios at OCAC include Book and Print, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Digital Fabrication Lab, Fibers, Metals, Photography and Wood. MORE >
Course Requirements for Bachelor of Fine Arts in Craft
The College accepts up to 60 semester credits transferred from other post-secondary institutions toward the completion of the BFA degree. Credit transfer is by review.
Course descriptions MORE >
|Area of Study 100||3||3|
|History of Art||3||3|
|General Studies – Humanities||3||3|
|Professional Skills Seminar (*degree requirement)||0*||-|
|Area of Study 200||3||3|
|Intermediate Art History||3||3|
|General Studies – Social Science||3||3|
|General Studies – Science and Math||3||3|
|Area of Study 300||3||3|
|General Studies – Elective||3||3|
|Writing for Artists||3||3|
|Total Credits Required||120 Credits|
Note: Students are ultimately responsible for making certain all graduation requirements are met.
Find information about learning outcomes by downloading the Departmental Studio and Academic Departments Learning Outcomes.
Learn more about our programs of study:
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts in Craft
Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design
Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Craft (requires a bachelor's degree)
The Certificate in Craft