Bachelor of Fine Arts

The 63-hour program in fine arts is a professional degree (BFA) intended for those who want to pursue a career as an artist. It will prepare you for graduate school and help you build a strong portfolio. In this program, you will take courses in areas such as ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and visual communication.

Entry to this program is based on an evaluation of your portfolio, typically during your sophomore year at Calvin.

Careers in Art – Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

As a graduate of this program, you might find work as a:

  • Fine Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student Involvement

Join other students in writing and photographing for the Chimes or Dialogue; get involved in the Visual Arts Guild.


Adam Wolpa
Program Director
Department of Art and Art History
(616) 526-7640