College of Fine & Applied ArtsCompare
This major focuses on the skills necessary to create artwork, think critically, and gain experience in a broad range of topics. The goal is to prepare students as innovative artists and as global citizens. You’ll navigate a dynamic curriculum that is responsive to current trends in art, culture, and creativity. You'll concentrate in one of seven areas:
The BFA experience culminates in two capstone courses from which you'll develop a thesis paper to create a narrative of your research and artistic projects. A finished portfolio of visual work will show your material and expressive abilities.
83% employed or continuing education
71% employed after graduation
12% attending graduate school
$37,544 average starting annual income
Sample employer destinations: Archdiocese Of Chicago, Casting House, Caterpillar View All
Sample grad school destinations: University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign View All
4.3 years to degree
91% first-year retention rate
75% four-year graduation rate
89% six-year graduation rate
Tuition has not yet been determined for this program.