Alfred University is a friendly, vibrant living/learning community located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in Western New York. Founded in 1836, AU offers more than 60 academic programs and a host of clubs, organizations and recreational opportunities.
Artists who come to AU find a supportive and growing community dedicated to the teaching, creation, research, exhibition and communication of fine art and design. The beauty of our area--rural Western New York--is inspiring. It's a great place to make art, and also to make friends. At AU, artists mix with engineers, athletes, actors, writers and students from a myriad of other disciplines.
The internationally known School of Art and Design offers a four-year, professional Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Concentrations include Ceramic Art; Expanded Media (Design, Print Media and Video & Sonic Art); Painting, Drawing and Photography; and Sculpture/Dimensional Studies (Metal, Glass, Wood, Paper, Mixed Media) The School of Art and Design’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program, ranked number one in the nation by US News & World Report, is offered in Ceramic Art, Sculpture/Dimensional Studies and Electronic Integrated Arts.
Undergraduate Portfolio RequirementsEdit
B.F.A Art & Design: A portfolio of 15-20 samples of your best work. At least four of the pieces must be drawn from direct observation.
B.A. in Theatre: No portfolio required.