University of Wisconsin-Stout’s School of Art & Design has six BFA programs, each with its own unique skillsets, courses and career paths. The Pre-BFA program in the School of Art & Design, or SOAD, is required of all first-year students wanting to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Pre-BFA is not a major, but is the time for you to discover if a BFA is right for you. And FYX is your “first-year experience,” where you can make that decision. FYX welcomes you into the SOAD community, guiding you in your program and career paths and walking you through building your first-year portfolio. SOAD faculty and staff are here for you through FYX - to help you understand and meet acceptance requirements to be admitted into your desired BFA program.
We offer you a solid foundation in liberal arts, art history and fine arts with a balance of design, theory, conceptual and applied curriculum.
“Being a part of the SOAD community means growth – for my work and as a person. SOAD supports me when I want to excel in my art and design work or just want a peer to connect with. Professors and students have been there for me when I needed advice and feedback, and I’ve gained a variety of perspectives and insight from our conversations.”
B.F.A. Game Design and Development