The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program at University of Houston-Clear Lake prepares you to participate in art exhibitions, serve industries as qualified artists or teach art. This degree is designed for students who wish to further their own craft and art career, those wishing to pursue a position in graphic arts and design, parties interested in curatorial or other gallery positions and artists who are interested in teaching and/or earning a MFA degree.
- Art and Design BFA - Graphic Design Concentration
- Art and Design BFA - Studio Concentration
- Art and Design BFA - Teacher Certification, Art EC-12
Curriculum and Instruction
The BFA curriculum has three core areas: Studio Art, Graphic Design and Art Education.
You can move into specialized courses in one of these three areas after completing
your core requirements. UHCL is dedicated to both the traditional fine arts as well
as the most contemporary of practices. These programs are supported with outstanding
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree offers students a full experience in Fine Arts. Students leave the program with the unique ability to fill positions in the corporate world, strike out on their own ventures, compete in the art market and/or become a candidate for further study (MFA, MA).
Students with a BFA degree possess the professional skills to pursue such positions as: advertising designers, animators, art buyers and consultants, art directors for advertising, editorial, and journalistic applications, art teachers, book designers, corporate designers, creative directors, filmmakers, graphic artists, illustrators, magazine and package designers, painters, performance artists, photographers, photo editors, printmakers, sculptors, videographers, weavers and textile artists and more.
Are you a UHCL student looking to exhibit your work? Students graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree are invited to submit works to the annual springtime BFA exhibition in the gallery. Still early in your academic career? No problem! All students are encouraged to propose exhibitions for the Artist Project Space (APS) Gallery, an exhibition area in Arbor North Building adjacent to the ceramics studios.
For additional information about the Art and Design BFA program at the University
of Houston - Clear Lake, please contact:
Jason Makepeace, Assistant Professor of Art & Design and Program Director
Human Sciences and Humanities
Academic Advising Office
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058-1098