The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at The Sage College of Albany is designed to encourage exploration in a variety of approaches and media. The BFA in Fine Art offers a solid foundation in drawing, painting, clay sculpture and printmaking. Students become proficient working with different media while developing conceptually. They emerge with a portfolio suitable for graduate work in the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Arts in Teaching or for a career as a professional artist.
The BFA culminates in the senior year in a juried thesis exhibit at the Opalka Gallery.
The classes are small, allowing the faculty to give the students individual attention and guidance throughout the creative process. Field trips to galleries and museums supplement the classroom studio experience, as do lectures, demonstrations, exhibits by visiting artists and opportunities to travel abroad.