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Second Year B.F.A. Review

The B.F.A. is a four-year degree divided into two parts: the pre-professional program (freshman and sophomore years) and the professional program (junior and senior years). The second-year review process ensures that all B.F.A. candidates have achieved a minimum competency before entry into upper division courses. The application process should begin during the semester when the student is completing the pre-professional requirements.

If an application is unsuccessful, students may reapply for entry the following semester. In a case of non-entry, the program suggests that the student apply a second time or consider the Bachelor of Arts Degree.


Monday, April 1 at 4 p.m.

Second Year Application

  • Major: BFA Studio Art and Design
  • Completed Art Core courses
  • 15 credit hours of 200-level Art & Design studio courses complete by end of current semester
  • Earned a minimum institutional 2.75 GPA

Second Year Checklist

Digital Portfolio

Seven works demonstrating individual progression in craft and strengthening visual communication skills from at least five different university art and design classes. Include high quality images with title, media, dimensions, year, and courses.

150-Word Statement

Discuss your use of ideas, basic design principles, and media in one project presented in your portfolio.

File Specifications

Construct your multi-page document in Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe InDesign and save or export as a PDF.

  • Format: PDF
  • Size: 15 MB or less (screen resolution files)
  • Naming: LastNameFirstName_2ndYrRev_F23.pdf

Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is your responsibility to check your application and supporting materials thoroughly to be certain you have met all the requirements.

Art & Design

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2471
Moscow, ID

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428