Degree Information

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - 45 credits

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - 60 credits

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - 60 credits or Bachelor of Arts (BA) - 39 credits.

What is the Difference between a B.F.A. and a B.A. degree?

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree is considered to be the most prestigious bachelor’s degree that you can receive in the visual arts. This is the only degree for the Graphic Design specialization. For the Studio Art Specialization, this is the option for students who wish to gain as much experience and skill as possible.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in the Studio Art Specialization, contains the same Art core courses with fewer Art electives. This option is recommended for students with a strong interest in art and a desire to minor or double-major in another subject area. This degree enables you to tailor your academic career to fit your interests.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is the only degree option for the Art History specialization.

Not sure which program will be best for you?

At Barry, you don’t have to decide today. Both options share core art courses and some electives, so you will have time to gain some experience in the subject matter before you have to choose a specific academic degree path to follow. Your academic advisor will be happy to assist you with this decision.