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Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

This degree indicates significant exploration and achievement in the fine arts. Students may either specialize professionally in a selected fine arts field or study extensively in one field while gaining a broad background in the other fine arts.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30-42 hours)

See General Education Requirements.

Specialized Studies (70-82 hours)

Major in one of the following:

Minor: optional


Major (30-45 hours) in Theatre and Interpretation (TAI).

Fine Arts Electives: (25-40 hours) outside the major, authorized by the major advisor.

Minor: optional


The number of elective hours will vary depending upon the requirements for the major.

Minimum Total for Graduation: 124 hours

  • To graduate from CMU you must complete a minimum of 120 hours, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. Please note: the combination of some majors and minors may require more than 120 hours for graduation.
  • Not all major/minor combinations are allowed. Please consult with a university advisor to confirm your choice.
  • No more than a total of 27 hours may be taken from the College of Business Administration and counted towards graduation.
  • You should read the Requirements for Graduation in this Bulletin for a complete description.