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Fine Arts BFA - Painting Concentration - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 10.01 FINE ARTS-GENERAL, CIP: 50.0702 Fine/Studio Arts, General)

Becoming a Fine Arts BFA - Painting Concentration Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Students accepted to the university that indicate “Fine Art” (BFA) or “Studio Art” (BA) as their major on their UB application are fully accepted Art majors and will be block registered into fall semester Department of Art foundation courses.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students with a minimum GPA of 2.500 are eligible to apply to the BFA program. Freshman foundation courses are required for the BFA degrees; students are encouraged to take these courses before applying to the major. Students with an Art GPA of 2.500 or above in their foundations and studio courses are automatically admitted to the Art program

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Currently enrolled UB students with a minimum GPA of 2.500 are eligible to apply to the Department of Art’s BA or BFA degree programs. Freshman foundation courses are required in order to be accepted into these programs.

Suggested Introductory Courses

ART 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism
ART 200 Department of Art Speaker Series
ART 120 3D Concepts
ART 220 Time Based Concepts

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:14