Diploma in fine arts
In Western European academic traditions, fine art is art developed primarily for aesthetics or beauty, distinguishing it from applied art that also has to serve some practical function.
Historically, the five main fine arts were painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, with performing arts including theatre and dance. Today, the fine arts commonly include additional forms, such as film, photography, conceptual art, and printmaking.
Fine Art curriculum varies by program, most programs require applicants to show evidence of artistic abilities through an audition or portfolio. While courses include lectures and classroom activities, the majority of the student's time is spent in the studio. Many BFA programs require completion of a supplemental admissions application in addition to the one required by the college or university.
Most programs start with foundational courses that nurture nascent skills, encourage independent thinking, and familiarize students with the tools and concepts of their craft. Many individuals complete their BFA degree in four years of full-time study. However, the degree can take longer to finish, often due to the amount of studio work and projects that need to be completed. Although a BFA is a broad degree encompassing many program options and required courses, all students must complete general education courses in topics such as mathematics and English composition. Popular majors include: