Bachelor of Fine Arts, B.F.A.

About this Program

The Bachelor of Fine Arts provides students with specific, localized skills, knowledge of, and experiences within the arts. Students seeking an undergraduate degree in fine arts from Wayland are immersed in the rigors of professional theatre practices, studio art, intensive studies in acting, theatrical dance, sculpture, as well as metalworking, graphic design and other specialized art forms. Faculty in this degree program foster new passion and inspiration in students, as they work toward real world career opportunities.

All coursework for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree concentrates heavily on thorough exposure and experience in field specific areas.

Wayland provides students with opportunities to experience diversity, establish strong relationship-building skills, and develop an enlightened perspective through travel and study abroad programs, as well as expertly designed courses. As a result, Bachelor of Fine Arts recipients graduate from Wayland well prepared to enter graduate studies programs, or to go to work in their fields.

The B.F.A. degree encompasses both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional art majors and the musical theatre program.

Course Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree requires 124 semester hours.  A minimum of 42 hours must be upper-level courses.  Additional study is required in the fine arts and foreign languages.  The following are addition courses to the University Core Curriculum.  

  • 3 hours of COSC 2311, MUSI 3302, or EDIT 2310
  • Science 3-4 hours (life or physical science - whichever not fulfilled in the Core Courses)
  • 6 hours of Foreign Languages 2301 and 2306
  • Fine Arts - Click here to view courses

General Education Core Course Requirements

Course Requirements Course Hours
@ENGL 1301, 1302 and 3 hours from a literature course 9
HIST 1303, 1304, 2301, 2302 6
Pick One Course - ECON 2307, EDUC 2307, GEOG 1301, GEOG 1302, PHIL 1301, PSYC 1301, or Soci 1301 3
Pick One Course - ART 1301, ART 2302, MUSI 1301, MUSI 1303, MUSI 3302, MUSI 3305, MUSI 3306, MUSI 3307, THEA 1303, FINAR 2401 3
**Math 1304 or higher 3
Science - Laboratory Science 4
POLS 2301 3
COMS 1301,1303, 2302, 2303 3
*RLGN 1301 or 1303 and  1302 or 1304 6
UNIV 1100 1
Total 43

*Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301, Old Testament History, or RLGN 1302, New Testament History, or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist universities. In no case will either of these two courses be accepted if they were taken by correspondence. The School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy.

**Remedial level courses may not be used to fulfill the mathematics requirement. Equivalents to MATH 1300 or above may be used.

@Must be taken within first year of enrollment.