March 7, 2014 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
UVU Library Auditorium (Li 120)
Keynote speaker: Dr. James Swensen, an assistant professor of art history and the history of photography
at Brigham Young University, will be presenting, “The Picturesque Void: A Slanted
Visual Survey of the Mighty Great Basin.” Twenty-minute faculty and student presentations
BFA degrees are offered in Painting/Drawing, Sculpture/Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography. Consult with your advisor (SOAADVISORS@uvu.edu, 801.863.5397, CS 637) for details on BFA degree application requirements. Qualified applicants should send a letter of intent to the AVC Office (GT 535) no later than Thursday, February 20th labeled with your name and the BFA area of emphasis to which you are applying. Outline why you want to earn a BFA degree and list the strengths you possess that will allow you to do so. Include transcripts (highlighting grades for required courses) phone number, address, email and student ID with your letter. All applicants will be notified with instructions on what to do next. Those qualifying to apply will be asked to turn in a portfolio on Thursday, March 6th.
ImagineFX Magazine, devoted to the digital arts, recently highlighted Don Seegmiller's work in their Sketchbooks, Volume 1 issue. The work shows highlights the conceptual sketches of some of the most prominent fantasy illustrators. Four pages were devoted to Seegmiller's work. He currently serves as area coordinator for the Illustration area.
Students are encouraged to learn by applying what they study in the real world and by taking part in activities outside the classroom. This could be an internship, serving the community at an art event, or getting involved in a student club. The department offers many opportunities for students to travel and interact with practicing art professionals. Every student in the Department of Art & Visual Communications attends an art lecture series, in which artists from all over the country visit UVU to present their work, lecture on what they do and occasionally hold a workshop. Students regularly enter their work in competitions at local, state and national levels, with several students earning awards each year.