Art Degree Indiana University Kokomo Initiated and Led By Chancellor Michael Harris

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B.F.A Art Degree Indiana University Kokomo Initiated and Led By Chancellor Michael Harris

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  • 1. ICHE approves Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for Kokomo campus file:///C|/Users/mharri48/Pictures/ICHE%20approves%20Bachelor%20of%20Fine%20Arts%20degree%20for%20Kokomo%20campus.htm[11/25/2013 5:29:40 PM] People Unit IUK IU Kokomo adds women’s basketball, hires IU Kokomo to close for Thanksgiving Cathy Barnes changes lives at IU Kokomo IU Kokomo students join in tornado relief effort IU Kokomo hosts collection drive for city’s tornado IU Kokomo adds women’s basketball, hires Kokomo First Cougar athlete qualifies for national IU Kokomo volleyball earns tournament bid; players Students partner, share information at “Block Out IU Kokomo cross country team sets high goals for Joint simulation gives students chance to IU Kokomo students gain job experience, benefit Indiana University Kokomo honors August IU Kokomo receives Misch Kohn painting from Campus benefactors honored at dedication of Milt 14 FEBRUARY 2012 KOKOMO, Ind. — The Indiana Commission for Higher Education Friday (February 10) unanimously approved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program for Indiana University Kokomo – fulfilling the need for a growing interest in art, creativity and demand in art- related careers. Chancellor Michael Harris said this program addresses a need for north central Indiana residents because it will provide the only opportunity in the region for becoming a career artist. “The Bachelor of Fine Arts program provides an opportunity for students who are talented creatively and artistically to develop those talents and prepare them to use their skills in careers that can enhance the region’s transformation from an economy of manufacturing to an economy of innovation and knowledge,” Harris said. B.F.A. graduates can work as illustrators, cartoonists, special effects artists, craft artists, video game designers, animators, painters or sculptors, among other options. University officials estimated there would be 34 students enrolled by the program’s fifth year. The B.F.A. is more specialized, with additional concentration in studio art and fewer general education requirements than the current Bachelor of Arts. Gregory Steel, assistant professor of fine arts, said the B.F.A allows students to compete with other arts students for admission to graduate fine arts program. It also gives them more time and focus for studio work to prepare for future careers. “We are very pleased the Commission approved this degree, and we are grateful to all those who worked so hard to make this happen. We are especially thankful to Chancellor Harris, who went to the commission personally to express our desire and the desire of our students to have this degree,” Steel said. Steel said, in addition, to allowing more students to pursue an academic art degree, it provides an economic benefit to north central Indiana. “The arts are always an interest for people moving to an area or who live in an area, and want a sense of community and access to the cultural aspects normally only seen in larger metropolitan areas,” he said. Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana. ICHE approves Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for Kokomo campus Marie Radel Director of Media and Marketing (765) 455-9468 meradel@iuk.edu Danielle Rush Communications Specialist (765) 455-9414 darush@iuk.edu Find us on Facebook 2,625 people like Indiana University Kokomo. Indiana University Kokomo Facebook social plugin Like Around Campus News Athletics News Chancellor News Contact IUK News Home Contact Login Schools Divisions Faculty Chancellor Campus Around Kokomo Athletics Alumni Search Search search news...
  • 2. ICHE approves Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for Kokomo campus file:///C|/Users/mharri48/Pictures/ICHE%20approves%20Bachelor%20of%20Fine%20Arts%20degree%20for%20Kokomo%20campus.htm[11/25/2013 5:29:40 PM] www.flickr.com Go to IU Kokomo's photostream Copyright © 2011 The Trustees of Indiana University | Copyright Complaints