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FHU Expands Art Offerings

Henderson,Tenn. - Mar 13, 2015

Beginning this fall, Freed-Hardeman University will offer an additional degree in art. The department will begin the Bachelor of Fine Arts with studio emphasis in painting or printmaking. The university currently offers a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in graphic design, photography or studio arts.

Both degrees require 126 credit hours; the difference lies in the curriculum. Bachelor of Arts majors have a more varied educational experience with opportunity to take electives in other academic areas. This major works well for students who want to teach art at the elementary or secondary levels.  Courses in the program dovetail into the education program at FHU so students can complete the requirements for both in four years. The B.A. also works well as a second major.

On the other hand, the Bachelor of Fine Arts is designed for those seeking a career as a fine artist. It prepares the student to begin a studio-based practice, compete for exhibitions in the art market and make work of high quality. The goal is to produce graduates who know their artistic medium and have been introduced to practical concerns likely to face them as professionals. The B.F.A. is also more appropriate for those who plan to pursue a Master of Fine Art.

To learn more about the arts at Freed-Hardeman University, contact Barbara England, chair of the Department of Fine Arts, at blengland@fhu.edu.