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A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA, B.F.A.) is the standard undergraduate degree for students in the United States
United States
and Canada
Canada
seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts.

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1 Background 2 Other countries 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Background[edit] In the United States, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree differs from a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in that the majority of the program consists of a practical studio component, as contrasted with lecture and discussion classes. A typical BFA program in the United States consists of two-thirds study in the arts, with one-third in more general liberal arts studies. For a BA in Art, the ratio might be reversed. The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), which accredits Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in visual art and design in the United States, states that "the professional degree (BFA) focuses on intensive work in the visual arts supported by a program of general studies," whereas "the liberal arts degree (BA) focuses on art and design in the context of a broad program of general studies." A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree will often require an area of specialty such as acting, musical theatre, game design, ceramics, computer animation, creative writing, dance, dramatic writing, drawing, fiber, film production, visual effects, animation, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, visual arts, technical arts, interior design, metalworking, music, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, stage management, or television production. Some schools instead give their students a broad education in many disciplines of the arts. Although a Bachelor of Fine Arts is traditionally considered a four-year degree, a BFA program may take longer to complete because of the amount of studio course work required. Other countries[edit] In some countries such a degree is called a Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA). In the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
the equivalent degree is the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fine Art. In Australia
Australia
the Bachelor of Fine Arts is awarded to students completing a degree in visual and performing arts. Specific degrees such as the Bachelor of Dance
Dance
or Bachelor of Drama are used by some performing arts institutions in Australia
Australia
and much of Europe. In India
India
a Fine Arts undergraduate degree is known as a BFA or BVA (Bachelor of Visual Arts). It is a four-year degree. See also[edit]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Bachelor of Music Master of Fine Arts Universities in the United Kingdom

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External links[edit]

Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)

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Levels of academic degree

Undergraduate

ISCED level 5

Associate degree Foundation degree Higher National Diploma/Diploma of Higher Education/Certificate of Higher Education

ISCED level 6

Bachelor's degree Honours degree

Postgraduate

ISCED level 7

Master's degree Magister degree Postgraduate certificate/diploma Diplom degree Specialist degree Engineer's degree

ISCED level 8

Doctorate Candidate of Sciences Magister degree

Other

Postdoctoral

Higher doctorate Doktor nauk Habilitation Docent Tenure Fellow

No dominant classification

Laurea Licentiate Professional degree Graduate certificate/diploma Terminal degree

Unearned

Honorary degree Ad e

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