Kutztown University offers a range of Crafts Programs.These include:
- The Bachelors of Fine Arts in Crafts undergraduate students who seek to become Crafts Professionals.
- The Crafts Minor for students enrolled in another visual art major who are interested in concentrating in Crafts.
- The Dual Major: BFA in Crafts / MS in Art Education is provided for students interested in concentrating in Crafts and becoming certified to teach in Public School.
The Crafts program includes four areas of specialization:
- Fine Metal
- Wood & Furniture
Career Opportunities: If you choose to specialize in crafts, you will find career opportunities in craft production and related industries such as textiles and furniture making, as well as in museums and art centers. Many crafts graduates also open their own studios.
Admissions: All students enter into the program through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. That office distributes admissions materials. The application process includes the submission of a
Crafts Admissions Portfolio to the Department of Art Education & Crafts and a KU Application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. See BFA admission section for details.
Program of Study: As a crafts major, you will start your work with the foundation courses in drawing and design. You will begin to take courses in your major area in the second semester of your freshman year. After this semester, you will have craft courses each semester along with general education courses, including art history and electives. The program of study is outlined on the Crafts Check Sheet.
As a crafts major you will study weaving, wood, jewelry and metalcraft, and crafts design. Liberal arts courses in subjects such as oral communication, literature, music, psychology, the natural sciences and mathematics will broaden your horizons and enrich your educational experience. The program of study is outlined on the Crafts Minor Check Sheet.
Special Learning Opportunities:
Crafts Minor: for students enrolled in another visual art major who are interested in concentrating in Crafts.
- Dual Major: BFA in Crafts / BS in Art Education is provided for students interested in concentrating in Crafts and becoming certified to teach in Public School.
- Equipment and Facilities: Each major area in crafts has its own studio space, fully equipped with all the necessary tools and machinery. You will have access to other on-campus resources, including a microcomputer lab, Department of Instructional Technology, curriculum materials center, and slide library.
faculty: Your professors in the crafts program are top-rated practicing artist. They all hold master of the fine arts degrees in their field, are called on regularly to do commission work and often exhibit their work locally and nationally. Crafts professors also write articles in professional obligations and serve as resident artists in local schools.