General Fine Arts (BFA)

Develop your artistic skills, knowledge, and passions to prepare for a career in a variety of creative fields.

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Why General Fine Arts?

A General Fine Arts degree develops your eye for aesthetic and prepares you for work in the artistic marketplace or for continued graduate studies in a MFA. Courses concentrate on design, art history, and professional preparation, all while building your skills in various art mediums.

Why Study General Fine Arts at Cairn?

  • Integrate and apply a biblical worldview to artistic expression.
  • Complete and exhibit your work in a final portfolio during your senior year.
  • Learn from professors and visiting artists who teach from their areas of expertise.
  • Build meaningful relationships with professors and classmates who are personally invested in you and your goals.
  • Join in on vibrant student-led art-making workshops, exhibitions, and a strong on-campus arts community.

Career Paths

  • Professional Artist
  • Gallery Owner/Operator
  • Arts Council Director
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Museum Curator
  • Teaching Artist