Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Art (BFA) is a professional degree program centered on preparing students for a variety of careers focused on art. This degree will provide the foundational principles and techniques in art with opportunities to emphasize your studies in one or more art areas. 


Our degree is designed for students who want an intensive and innovative studio art practice with an outstanding education in the fine arts. A thorough grounding in art history and critical theory allows you to explore complex issues in your work. This interdisciplinary degree mixes rich visual traditions with emerging forms and ideas that encourage students to envision fresh new ways of making art.



KSU art students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Art Degree Pathway
degree pathway

Art Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Excellent Location - KSU is close to Atlanta, where the art scene is exceptional. The program gives you a strong foundation in art history and art skills.

  • Hands-On - Students are immersed in studio practices with exceptional professors. We have students who have jobs with Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting and students being featured in art exhibits all over the city.  

  • Enriching Facilities - You’ll have access to exceptional facilities, including the Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA). The ZMA serves as a center for enhancing the arts, arts education, and professional development for you as a student. 

What can you do with an Art degree?

  • Professional Artist
  • Creative Director
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Animator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Curator
  • Printmaker
  • Art Teacher/Lecturer
  • Production Artist 

Art Degree Salary and Career Information


Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Art and Design MA

School of Art and Design

Kennesaw State University
School of Art & Design, #2901
Visual Arts Building (29), Room 202
411 Bartow Avenue
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-6139

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