PAFA BFA Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at PAFA requires 126 credits total:

  • 42 in Liberal Arts
  • 84 in Studio Arts.

The liberal arts studies may be completed at PAFA or through approved transfer credits.

Liberal Arts distribution requirements: 42 Credits

Studies in Art History and Criticism15 Credits
Studies in Language and Literature12 Credits
Studies in History and Culture9 Credits
Studies in Science and Quantitative Thinking6 Credits

Studio Arts distribution requirements: 84 Credits

Studies in First Year Studio27 Credits
Studies in Studio Core (2nd & 3rd Year)30-33 Credits
Studies in Drawing6 Credits
Studies in Studio Elective12 Credits
Studies in Critics Program6-9 Credits

Departmental Curriculum Requirements

The following documents provide an in-depth look at the courses required for the individual departments.

PDF iconBFA Curriculum-Painting

PDF iconBFA Curriculum-Drawing

PDF iconBFA Curriculum-Illustration

PDF iconBFA Curriculum-Printmaking

PDF iconBFA Curriculum-Sculpture