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Complete Your Bachelor of Fine Arts

It's not how you began your education that matters. It's How You Finish.

Find Your Passion & Create What You Love with Our New Bachelor of Fine Arts Program

At Athens State, you can turn your creative passion into a rewarding career by pursuing a degree in art. With classes offered at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur, our supportive faculty are dedicated to providing expert instruction and hands-on training to develop the skills you need to CREATE YOUR CAREER and excel in the arts industry.

The BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree program is for students who are serious about pursuing careers as artists or art professionals. Specialized training and experience provided in a BFA degree has become an industry standard and a highly sought-after degree. Along with core studio-based training, students will select one of four concentrations and will complete an extensive capstone practicum during their senior year. This experience is designed to prepare students for employment, commissions, studio practice, graduate school applications, and other art career opportunities.

Choose your bfa concentration

  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Multimedia Design

Finish with the Flexibility You Need

Our course schedules are built to accommodate you on your time, including nights and weekends, in-person, and online. The many flexible online and hybrid learning opportunities are appealing to many of our students and are the hallmark of a modern university.

At Athens State, we understand it isn’t how you began your education that matters. It’s how you finish. And a strong finish is only the beginning.

Apply today to get started, or contact us to learn more. We’re here to help!

  • 50+ Degree programs and options within three Colleges (Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education)
  • 80% Athens State bachelor's degree completers who are employed in the State of Alabama within one year after graduation (compared to 55% for other state institutions)
  • 11.3% Athens State alumni from the Class of 2017 earned salaries that were 11.3% higher than the average salary for alumni of other state institutions

Personalized Support

Earn your degree online or on-campus from an institution with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning you get personalized attention and support all along the way.

Incredible Value

As the university with the lowest cost of attendance of all public, state institutions in Alabama, you can rest assured that you are getting the best value for your investment.

Completion College

As an upper-division institution, your goal is our goal — we focus on helping you finish what you started, advance your career, and meet your personal goals.

Expert Faculty

Learn from the best and brightest — faculty members who know what knowledge and skills are needed to succeed in a competitive job market.

Apply Today

Ready to get started? Apply today and let us help you finish your education.