University at Buffalo
Department of

Art

Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Studio Art B.A. and Fine Art B.F.A. Admissions Requirements

Entering Freshmen

Students accepted to the University that indicate “Fine Art” (B.F.A.) or “Studio Art” (B.A.) as their intended major on their UB application will be block registered into fall semester Art Foundation Art Program courses on a first-come, first-serve basis. For information on how to apply to UB, contact UB Undergraduate Admissions.  At the beginning of the spring semester of the freshman year, students who have earned a GPA of 2.5 or above in their Fall foundations courses will automatically be accepted into the Department of Art. Students that have a GPA in foundations courses of less than 2.5 will have to pass a portfolio review/interview during the spring semester of the freshman year to be accepted as an Art major. Contact the Academic Advisor, Lisa Hewitt, for more information on the review process.

Currently Enrolled UB Students

Currently enrolled UB students with a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply to the Department of Art’s B.A. or B.F.A. degree programs. Freshman Foundation courses are required for all Art B.A./B.F.A. degrees. Students are encouraged to take Foundations courses before taking upper-level courses.

Transfer Students

Students accepted to UB must apply to and be accepted by the Department of Art, and must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible to apply. Transfer courses will be evaluated for application to the major.

All Art History transfer courses must be evaluated and approved by the department.  Generally, the following transfer courses will be accepted: the equivalent of AHI 101 and AHI 102 covering the history of art from ancient to modern, and any two of the area courses. Transcripts are required for all courses, and course descriptions are required for any of the area courses.

Currently Enrolled UB Students

Currently enrolled UB students with a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply to the Department of Art’s B.A. or B.F.A. degree programs. Freshman Foundation courses are required for all Art B.A./B.F.A. degrees. Students are encouraged to take Foundations courses before taking upper-level courses.

Advanced Placement

The Department of Art gives studio art or open elective credit for AP, depending on the score, but this does not waive any departmental requirements.

UB DEPARTMENT OF ART
202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
art-info@buffalo.edu