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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Studio Art Specialization


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Studio Art Specialization is a residential program that can equip you to enter into a professional artistic practice or graduate school for further preparation. You will develop an individual expression and understanding of your role as a Holy Spirit-filled artist in today’s world!

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as an inspirational art professional to impact the world. During your time with us you can discover your own individual expression as a Christian artist by completing projects using a variety of media. Now, more than ever, your God-given talents are needed as an artist and inspiring creator.

Our commitment to equip Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to immerse yourself in the inspirational world of art. You will be prepared to touch the lives of your audience and make a difference for the higher good.

What can I do with a degree in B.F.A. in Studio Art Specialization from ORU?

You can enjoy a successful and creative career as a:   

  • Commercialor Fine Artist
  • Art Director
  • Illustrator
  • Installation Artist
  • Gallery Curator
  • Sculptor
  • Painter
  • Photographer

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • Art History
  • Drawing and Illustration
  • Painting and Watercolor
  • Ceramics and Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Figure Drawing
  • Studio Art Internship
  • And much more!


What makes ORU’s B.F.A. in Studio Art Specialization program stand out?

The structure of the degree gives a foundation in all disciplines and lets you choose a 2D or 3D format to focus on during your upper division course work. You will experience enriching student art shows, internship opportunities and client driven contract assignments for non-profit and community organizations. You’ll also have access to facilities for painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and digital graphic design.

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. For Studio Art Specialization majors, this program also offers the Art Programs Talent Award scholarship, click here for details. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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