Expanded Forms Option - Studio Arts BFA
Expanded Forms Option
Studio Arts BFA
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Overview for Expanded Forms Option - Studio Arts BFA
Artists have always challenged the definition of art. These challenges have pushed art into new realms of expression and the public into new ways of seeing. The expanded forms option, like the wider art world, extends beyond the traditional forms of painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Artists have expanded the possibilities for expression. Object making goes hand-in-hand with performance, installation, computer art, and multi-media displays. Students are encouraged to explore the full spectrum of experimental and non-traditional artistic expression. This option is part of the Studio Arts BFA program.
Accepted Student Open House
Join us on campus March 25 or April 1 to meet faculty, tour campus, and ask your questions.
Performing and Fine Arts
Careers and Experiential Learning
Cooperative Education and Internships
What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart.
Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your art and design co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your artistic capabilities in dynamic professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.
Students in the expanded forms option are strongly encouraged to complete a cooperative education or internship experience.
Senior Art Exhibition
Nine RIT School of Art seniors studying Expanded Forms, Metals and Jewelry Design, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture presented individual capstone projects in a group senior art exhibition at RIT...
Video Installation Art
“Office Medley” is a piece of video installation art by Xinming Cai ’20 (Fine Arts Studio; now Studio Arts).
As an artist, Saralee DaPonte ’20 (Fine Arts Studio; now Studio Arts) focuses on creating quilts inspired by natural scenery.
Pre-College Portfolio Prep Workshop 2022
RIT's annual Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Workshop offers students an engaging and rewarding experience. The course, taught by our School of Art's drawing and painting faculty, is a visual arts...
Exploring Buffalo's Arts Scene
Each semester, Senior Lecturer Denton Crawford leads his Expanded Forms class on a networking trip to nearby Buffalo, N.Y., to experience the area’s art scene.
Why You Belong in RIT's College of Art and Design
Todd Jokl, Mari Jaye Blanchard, Melissa Dawson, Clay Patrick McBride
Get an in-depth look at RIT's College of Art and Design from our faculty and students. Let us share with you how our community of artists pushes the boundaries of creativity and innovation. And...
Admissions and Financial Aid
This option is part of the Studio Arts BFA. Please visit the degree program page for admission requirements.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
100% of all incoming first-year and transfer students receive aid.
RIT’s personalized and comprehensive financial aid program includes scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment programs. When all these are put to work, your actual cost may be much lower than the published estimated cost of attendance.
Learn more about financial aid and scholarships
October 4, 2022
RIT welcomes prospective students for National Portfolio Day
RIT's College of Art and Design faculty, along with those at 25 other top art and design schools, reviewed students' portfolios as they prepared their artwork for the college admissions process.
April 7, 2022
Academic advisor receives Provost’s Award for dedication to student success
Nate Rohman, academic advisor for RIT's graphic design and studio arts BFA programs, will be honored April 12 at the Celebration of Teaching and Scholarship ceremony.
October 13, 2021
Professor Luvon Sheppard's influence touches all creative corners of RIT, Rochester
Luvon Sheppard, described as the heart and soul of the RIT School of Art faculty, has a solo exhibition coming to RIT City Art Space celebrating his five-plus decades as an artist, educator and community collaborator.