Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
The B.F.A. program focuses on design work in the studio and requires 79 credit hours in design and art courses for graduation. The program is appropriate for students who intend to earn graduate degrees in a design specialty and are committed to careers as design professionals. Majors include ceramics, communication design, fibers, metals/jewelry, or wood/furniture.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
The B.S. program requires 45 credit hours in design and art courses for graduation. The B.S. program provides students with both studio experience and a strong academic foundation appropriate for a career in design, for any profession requiring a broad arts and sciences education, or as preparation for graduate school. Majors include ceramics, fibers, metals/jewelry, or wood/furniture.
Design majors are prepared to work as designers/artists in their chosen specialties. Buffalo State's design majors relate the following skill sets and learning milestones:
- The theory and application of design
- The composition and qualities of materials
appropriate for each design discipline
- Technical, professional-quality proficiency in
the discipline you choose
- Creative ways to solve increasingly complex
design problems while maintaining design
- A strong sense of aesthetics and personal vision