Undergraduate Admissions

The Department of Fine Arts is a selective admissions department. In addition to applying and being accepted by the University of Louisville, students interested in majoring in a program in the Department of Fine Arts must submit a supplementary application to the Hite Art Institute for admission as a major or minor.


Admission to Bachelors of Arts (BA) Programs

The Department of Fine Arts offers the BA degree in Art History and Studio Art. All students who wish to be admitted to the Department of Fine Arts as a major or minor in Studio Art or Art History must submit anApplication for Admission to Department of Fine Arts to the Department of Fine Arts.

To qualify for admission to the department students must be admitted to the University in Good Standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Students applying for admission to the minor in art or art history must already be admitted to a major.

Studio Art applicants are also required to submit a portfolio of original artwork on CD or USB drive. Students without a portfolio may seek permission to enroll in ART 105, ART 106, or ART 107 in order to acquire more experience and build a portfolio (Note: non-majors are allowed a maximum of 6 hours - two courses - of 100 level foundations). Please contact Theresa Berbet via email for more information and to request permission to enroll: tberbet@louisville.edu

Note: Studio Art courses beyond the 100-level foundations are restricted to majors only. All undergraduate students wishing to enroll in 200-level and above studio art courses must submit an Application for Admission to Department of Fine Arts and be admitted to the program.

Note: Students interested in pursuing a degree in the BFA Program must first apply and be admitted into the BA program in Studio Art.

Applying to the University of Louisville

Applying to the Department of Fine Arts - please email Hite@louisville.edu to request an Application for Admission as a Major in Fine Art or download an application form here.


Admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA ) Program

The BFA degree is primarily intended for professionally oriented students and those planning to pursue graduate work in the studio arts. Admission is competitive and highly selective. Enrollments are limited. Students accepted as majors for the BA in Studio Art may apply to the BFA program after they have completed the required program prerequisites, have a minimum GPA in departmental courses of 3.0, and a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 (Applications are available from the Department).

Note: Students interested in pursuing a degree in the BFA Program must first apply and be admitted into the BA program in Studio Art.

BFA Program Application Criteria

To apply for the BFA Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are an accepted major for the BA in Studio Art (a prior application is required) and are currently enrolled in the program.
  • You have completed the Foundations Program in studio art, or its equivalent.* 
  • For Graphic Design you must enroll in ART 205 Foundation Design Methods and apply via that course (taught in Spring).
  • For 2D Studios, 3D Studios and Interior Design you must have completed, or be currently enrolled in, the 300-level course in the concentration area(s) for which you are applying (e.g., ART 361 for Interior Design, ART 305 for 2-D Studios concentration in drawing, etc.).
  • GPA: You must have a minimum departmental GPA of 3.00, and a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

BFA Application Deadlines

  • 2D and 3D Studios: April 15 (for fall admission) Nov 15 (for spring admission) 
  • Graphic Design: April 15 (for fall only admission) via ART 205 (taken in spring) 
  • Interior Design: Nov 15 (for spring only admission) via ART 361

 

To request an Application for Admission as a Major in Fine Art please email Hite@louisville.edu.