Undergraduate students enter the Art & Design School as a general major and apply for a concentration sophomore year with a portfolio. Graduate students apply under a concentration.
Studio Concentrations & Emphases
The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design offers B.A., B.F.A. and M.F.A degrees in nine fine art disciplines: Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Printmaking, Textiles and Sculpture. Graduate students apply with and enter under a discipline and undergraduate students select one at the culmination of their sophomore year with a portfolio application. Though students graduate with a concentration specialization, our school encourages interdisciplinary work and cross-pollination among the areas. Students have access to all classes and all studio equipment to see their projects and ideas through to the end, whatever form it may take. Many of our faculty work across disciplines and can offer feedback in areas covered in classes, but not offered as programs, including video work, animation, performance, sound and wearable art.
Explore Our B.F.A. & M.F.A. Studio Mediums
B.F.A. Studio Concentrations & Emphases
To gain admission into the B.F.A program, students must submit an application. To download this form, click below:
In addition to the application, B.F.A. applicants must submit a portfolio for review. Below are the instructions for the portfolio submission within each discipline:
M.F.A. Studio Concentrations
- Accepted students receive full tuition waivers and monthly stipends as part of teaching assistantships.
- Eligible for competitive premium Welch fellowships.
- Receive art world experience from workshops to gallery shows and international artist residencies.
- M.F.A. Submission Guidelines
- Graduate Student Handbook
- Graduate Curriculum