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Art & Design (BFA/BA)

Department of Fine Arts

About the Program Art & Design

The Art & Design Program at Barry University prepares you for your future life as a professional in the fields of studio art, graphic design or art history and for advanced study at the graduate level. Our small classes allow each of our student artists and art historians valuable one-on-one time with the faculty and the opportunity to develop strong bonds with fellow students. Within the Art & Design Program the ratio is usually one faculty member to every 15 students.

The advising program at Barry University is unique. Upon arriving at Barry University, you will be assigned an advisor within the Art & Design Program who will assist you through your entire educational experience. Your personal academic advisor will be there to help you with course selection and scheduling, as well as mentoring and assisting you with any other university issues you may encounter. Art & Design majors enjoy the congenial atmosphere of the Fine Arts Quadrangle where students and faculty from all of the arts congregate. 

Difference between the BFA and the BA degree?

Art & Design majors enjoy the congenial atmosphere of the Fine Arts Quadrangle where students and faculty from all of the arts congregate.

Art & Design (BFA/BA) Faculty

The odds are definitely in your favor at Barry University. Our student-faculty ratio is only 15:1. That means you get personal attention and guidance, and nobody gets lost in the shuffle. Even more impressive, over 80 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise.

We seek out professors who are not only great teachers, but who love what they do. Their passion, enthusiasm, and inspiration are contagious, and there's no better way to keep young minds excited about learning and discovering. Beyond each teacher's area of expertise, our faculty is committed to promoting equality, social justice, altruism, diversity, and humility. Through education, everyone can have a voice.

Admissions Overview Getting Started

In the time it takes to watch a movie, you can apply to attend Barry University. From application to graduation, we support you every step of the way. Apply anytime, anywhere. We accept submissions on a rolling basis, but the sooner you apply, the better. Some majors require extra information for acceptance into specific programs. See what you need to apply, since general admission doesn't guarantee acceptance into all majors.

As part of Barry's diverse, close-knit community of 3,000 undergraduates, you’ll grow and build lifelong relationships. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, you'll thrive thanks to individualized instruction and professors who are experts in their fields. The best part? You’ll leave college with the skills you need to succeed and little debt; we work to make school affordable through merit-based scholarships and financial aid.

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Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

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Admissions Overview Are you a Transfer or an International Student?

You can apply to Barry whenever it’s convenient for you. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but it’s always better to apply sooner than later. You’re considered a transfer applicant when you have at least 12 college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university.

Remember, you may have to apply separately to specific programs, so please review the academic requirements for your intended major.

If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing.

Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

Financial Aid Affordable for you.

If you’re a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate, you may qualify for our merit-based scholarships with awards up to $17,000, based on your cumulative GPA and standardized test scores. Scholarships are available for freshmen (including test optional), transfers, international, DACA, and Dreamer applicants. Using your admissions application, we automatically determine your eligibility.

More than 90% of our students receives some form of financial assistance. Apply to see if you qualify for a full array of federal and state financial aid programs. Just submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete it as soon as possible since funds may be limited. Barry's federal school code is 001466. Curious about qualifying? Take a look at our Net Price Calculator.

Net Price Calculator Tuition and Fees

Explore our scholarship system to see if you qualify for scholarships funded by alumni, private donors, corporations, and others.

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match

The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.

Barry University Scholarships

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