KOKOMO, Ind. – The Indiana University Board of Trustees today (June 24) approved the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree for the Kokomo campus. This degree will enhance opportunities for students to be recognized in the fine arts.
With the B.F.A., students can focus specifically on fine arts as a career and will be on track to pursue professional opportunities and a master’s in the field. This degree path concentrates on a variety of art, including digital media, painting, sculpting, new media, jewelry, and photography. Career possibilities can range from gallery work, to museum studies, to independent fine artists.
“IU Kokomo continues to expand its degree offerings to meet the needs of north central Indiana,” said Chancellor Michael Harris. “Through academic excellence, we will contribute to the economic well-being of the region. We at IU Kokomo are very intentional in being current and relevant in our academic offerings.”
The unique focus of this program is the interdisciplinary nature and multiple media choices. Students will have a real opportunity to learn multiple skills, with time to experiment with the mixing of these skills into cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary works.
The campus will continue to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, which is a program aimed at students interested in becoming art teachers in K-12, or who prefer a more broad-based liberal arts degree.
This degree will require a final stamp of approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
“This is a unique opportunity for faculty from different departments to work with students to prepare them for a variety of career opportunities,” said Executive Vice Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.