Art (Studio Art)

The Department of Art creates an academic environment that thrives on the interrelationship of Biblical Christianity and artistic practice. It offers students a professional visual arts program with a rigorous curriculum, which reflects a strong liberal arts emphasis and a solid Christian worldview.

What will I study?

  • Academic concentrations offering both BFA and BS degrees
  • A core foundations program that equips students in every aesthetic dimension
  • An integrative approach to art history and art criticism that engages students in L.A. galleries and museums
  • Comprehending and responding to contemporary visual art culture and its socio-political, philosophical and spiritual concerns
  • Refining techniques in various art disciplines, as well as the process of critiquing and evaluating artwork of fellow students

Degree Requirements

Admissions Requirements

The Department of Art has an open admissions policy, there is no additional application process.

All applicants are encouraged to apply for a limited number of competitive art scholarships based on a portfolio review. Download the Art Scholarship application and instructions. The deadline for submission of art portfolios is February 15 or the next academic year.

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For more information, check out this department's website:

Art (Studio Art) Department Website

What can I do with a degree in Art?

  • Animator
  • Art historian
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Print designer
  • Museum curator
  • Sculptor
  • Videographer
  • Web designer

Why choose Art at Biola?

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) is the professional undergraduate degree that is highly desired by serious students intent on pursuing careers, or advanced degrees in the visual arts. For more than 20 years Department of Art has been an acknowledged leader in visual arts education. Biola is ideally located in Southern California, allowing for easy access to world-class art museums and exhibitions which is an indispensable resource for students. Today Biola alumni are working throughout the United States and around the world in a wide range of arts and art-related fields. The Biola art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

"The Studio Art program has encouraged me to grow in more ways than just art. I have grown spiritually, creatively and personally through the help of the amazing staff and program. It isn't just my major, it is my home."

- Jessica Dueker

The dynamic BFA curriculum features:

  • An innovative senior year that encourages students to connect ideas and media through critiques and discourse
  • Professional exhibition and internship opportunities that include hands-on experience working with artists and designers in a variety of professional settings
  • A vibrant arts community, including mentoring faculty, a strong Student Art League, and a diverse student body
  • Opportunities for travel and academic courses in a variety of places including Baja Mexico, England, Italy, and New York City
  • 24-hour access to equipment and facilities

What are BU Art graduates doing now?

Biola graduates from the Art major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools:

Claremont, University of Texas, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, CSU Long Beach, University of Colorado, San Francisco State University

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