A: The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) is a professional undergraduate degree preparing graduates for professional practice in a studio of concentration (art education, clay, design [digital media], fibers, glass, metals, painting, or wood). Our BFA degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
The non-degree Craft Certificate is conferred as a formal recognition by the craft faculty of an emerging professional level of studio knowledge and accomplishment in one of the five craft studios. Students are required to take only art courses; the program is usually completed in six semesters. No general education curriculum is required for the Certificate. Students in the Certificate Program have the same University admission requirements as degree-seeking students.
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A: You must apply for the fall term by August 1st; the spring term by December 1st; and the summer term by May 1st to be admitted.
We encourage you to apply for admission one year before you plan to start TTU (for new freshmen, this is at the end of your junior year in high school). To be considered for academic scholarships, you must apply before December 15th of the year before you plan to enter.
ADVISING, ADMISSIONS & TRANSFERS
A: In the section titled “Enrollment Information” on TTU’s Admission application:
- Select your classification (i.e. Freshman, Sophomore, Transfer, etc.);
- Beside the line “Intended Major,” enter one of the following: BFA-Art Education, BFA-Clay, BFA-Design, BFA-Fibers, BFA-Glass, BFA-Metals, BFA-Painting, BFA-Wood; include School of Art, Craft & Design on application.
TUITION, HOUSING, DINING, WORKSTUDY & MORE
A: Basic TTU student housing requirements are:
Degree-seeking students are required to live in student housing their first four semesters of college regardless of classification (i.e. freshman, sophomore, etc.). A student can be exempt from the residency requirement if he/she is commuting from a parent’s and/or guardian’s permanent residence which is within a 50 mile radius of campus or if he/she is living with immediate family who are permanent residents—specifically identified as grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers or sisters who are not enrolled at the university—within a 50 mile radius.Also, once a student has completed four semesters at ANY university he/she is not required to live in campus housing.If you have questions regarding residency, contact the Admissions office at 800.255.8881 or 931.372.3888. Visit TTU’s Residential Life Office for detailed info about living on TTU’s main campus.
A: Craft Center student housing requirements are:
Freshman students are not eligible for housing at the Craft Center, unless exception has been made by the Craft Center Director. For the purpose of determining Craft Center housing eligibility only, "Freshman" is defined as students who have not completed two full-time semesters of college coursework post high school graduation. All requests for a waiver or an exception must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Craft Center. Exceptions will be considered for students who are 20 and over, and/or students with a substantial professional-level involvement in one or more of the Craft Center studio media. For non-freshmen to be eligible for Craft Center housing, you must be registered for at least 6 credit hours during the fall and spring and a minimum of 3 hours during the summer. For more information about living at the Craft Center, e-mail email@example.com, call 931-372-3051, or visit Housing at the Craft Center.