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A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday morning.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Graphic Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

Department: Art


The Department of Art at Arkansas State University will provide an educational environment that fosters the creation and understanding of art. Students in art develop insight, sensitivity, and perception toward all aspects of nature while building individual expressive responses. Aesthetic and functional values, creative ideas, and media skills are developed through instructional guidance and applied experience in the studio and classroom.

Learning Outside the Classroom

Some of the courses may involve field trips to Memphis Brooks Museum, The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, or other regional art collections. Arkansas State University is an Accredited Institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Why the BFA?

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs are designed to prepare students for professional careers as a classroom art teacher, graphic designer, or studio artist. The BFA in Graphic Design is the initial professional degree, and it is the requisite degree for the student who plans to pursue a studio-oriented post-baccalaureate degree.

  • Admission Process

    Incoming Freshmen

    If you are an entering college Freshman, please visit the Undergraduate Admissions website to apply to ASU.

    Transfer Students

    Transfer students should first visit the Undergraduate Admissions website to apply to A-State. Transfer students should submit a portfolio prior to enrollment in Art Department courses.

    BFA/Transfer Review Policy

    BFA review (ART 3330) is viewed as a counseling/advising practice for all art students, and, in
    addition, it is an admissions screening procedure for students interested in pursuing the B.F.A. Degree
    in Art or Graphic Design. Students should enroll in ART 3330 after completing 30 hours of ART/ARTH
    courses and before completing 40 hours of ART/ARTH courses. Prerequisites are ART 1013, ART 1023, ART 1033, ART 1043, ARTH 2583, ARTH 2593, 9 hours additional studio/design courses. Students enrolled in the BFA programs must pass the BFA Review PRIOR to enrollment for 4000 level ART courses.

    Transfer review (ART 3330) provides an opportunity for students joining us from other programs
    to acquire a realistic assessment of their status vis-a-vis our program. Ideally, the transfer review should occur prior to enrollment in ASU art department courses. Should the transfer student intend to enter the B.F.A. Degree program, this review will serve as an admission screening process as indicated above. Transfer students must enroll in ART 3330, BFA Review during the first semester of enrollment at ASU.

  • Additional Information

    Print Design

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design is intended for the student who wishes to study graphic design as it applies to print and digital production.

    Digital Design

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with the Emphasis in Digital Design is intended for the student who wishes to focus on web design and other digital applications of graphic design.

    General Education Requirements

    Students enrolled in these programs must take MUS 2503 Fine Arts Musical AND THEA 2503 Fine Arts Theatre to meet General Education requirements.

    Good Academic Standing

    No grade below C in courses with an ARED/ART/ARTH prefix may be applied to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. A cumulative 2.75 GPA or higher in all courses with an ART/ARTH/ARED prefix is required for the BFA degree.

Accredited by NASAD

NASAD LogoThe Arkansas State University College of Fine Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.