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Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

The Art Academy of Cincinnati grants a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with majors in Art History, Design, Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture upon satisfactory completion of all studio and liberal arts requirements. All first-year BFA students begin with two semesters of studio arts courses. The intensive nature of these courses prepare the student to move into a studio area of special interest unique to their specific discipline regardless of major. The Studio Arts program provides sufficient breadth to allow the student the opportunity to investigate various media and personal expression while providing depth in preparation for their chosen major specialization beginning in the sophomore year.

Liberal Arts

In addition to their studio work, students at the AAC take a variety of required and elective liberal arts courses. From the natural and social sciences to art history and the humanities, these courses not only support, but help drive a students artistic practice by emphasizing critical thinking, creative writing, and historical research, while instilling a curiosity about the diverse cultures and values that shape the contemporary world in which we live.

The Art History minor offers students who want to study the broader historical implications and significance of art an opportunity to draw on the past as a way to connect it to the present and the future.

The Creative Writing minor gives students who have an interest in the art of writingor in language as a material, artistic mediuma way to make poetry, storytelling and other forms of written expression a fundamental part of their BFA experience.

The AAC will be rolling out new majors for Film & Video, and Animation.

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President
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Financial Aid
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Creative Writing Minor
NY Studio Program
Professional Practice
Illustration
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Registrar
Art History
Painting
Design
Photography
Drawing
Print Media
MAAE
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