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BFA in Studio Art – Freshman Application

Apply as a freshman if you are currently in high school, even if taking college courses. If you are enrolled in a dual-enrollment program and anticipate having enough college credits to earn an associate’s degree, you are also required to apply as a freshman.

Application window for 2024-2025 school year is now open

Freshman Application Deadline for Summer/Fall 2024 Admission Consideration: December 1, 2023

How to Apply

1) Start your Florida State University Application

  • Select “Studio Art” as your intended major

2) Complete the Studio Art Checklist on your Status Page

  • Submit your Studio Art Supplemental Application by selecting “Studio Art (BFA)” as your intended degree track and answering the corresponding questions that appear afterward.
  • Once your Studio Art Supplemental Application has been received, you will be able to upload the following required documents:

Artist Statement
Tell us about your art-making by and refer to works you are presenting in your portfolio. Describe how these works represent your interests (i.e. subjects, ideas, experiences etc.). Include information about what inspires you. Share why you are interested in utilizing certain materials. How have other activities or experiences contributed to the making of your work? Have you been exhibiting your work? You are applying to a studio arts environment; please describe how you imagine this environment will impact your practice. Your Artist Statement should be between 250 to 500 words and constructed with the utmost care, paying specific attention to grammar and spelling.

Please submit 15 to 20 images of your recent artwork to be reviewed by our Art faculty. Your portfolio should represent your ideas and highlight your interests and conceptual abilities. It should demonstrate your technical skills and individual expression. You may include a variety of media of at least two or more of the following: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, video, installation, ceramics, photography, digital media, typography, illustration, design work. Assignment-based work may be included but we would also like to see personal artwork that has been initiated by you. Each work should include the following information: title of work & date, the medium of the work, the size of the work, and any additional information you wish to include. Example: The Starry Night, 1889 Oil on Canvas 73.7 cm x 92.1 cm (29 in x 36¼ in).
Please allow some time for your documents to be marked as received.

3) Check your Status

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