studio/fine arts BFA or BA?
I just went in for advising at my school and found out that I have actually taken more than enough courses to receive a BA. I am slated to keep workin' to get a BFA (with my English degree,) but now I have the option of finishing on time with my peers with a "lesser degree." The degree in question would be in studio art with a painting/ 2d digital art focus. I think it would appear on the actual diploma simply as a studio art degree. It's getting pretty tempting, looking at getting out of a whole semester's expenses (which will probably go to grad school anyway -- who knows where or for what degree, almost definitely not further study in "pure painting"). Does anyone have any advice on the comparative usefulness and benefits of art BAs or BFAs? From what I understand the difference is mainly 1) the thesis experience (at my school, BAs do not actually have to put together a thesis) and 2) the extra body of work for future portfolios. No one actually seems to look at the extra letter. I appreciate the classroom experience but at this point in terms of producing a solid body of work for portfolio it might actually be better to be outside of school.