About Senior Shows

Students completing the BFA in Art must demonstrate competency in their area of study by completing a senior show — an exhibition, portfolio review, or reel/film screening. Requirements vary depending on the discipline. Students should discuss the senior show with their area faculty to determine requirements, deadlines, and expectations.

For students mounting an exhibition, there are options available for exhibition venues, types of display, and dates depending on the semester of exhibition and venue availability.

By the beginning of the second month of the semester that students plan to show, students will be contacted by their area coordinator or the Director regarding senior show requirements, scheduling, and dates. Students are expected to work closely with faculty and venue staff to complete their senior show requirements. Successful completion of senior show (exhibition/portfolio/screenings) is required to graduate; this is a non-course degree requirement that is documented in DegreeWorks.

Senior Show Assessment Form


Senior Show Requirements by Area

Animation/Interaction Design

  • Senior Reel Screening / Contact area coordinator Amy McIntyre


  • Senior Exhibition / Contact area coordinator Jim Tisnado

Film and Video Production

  • Senior Thesis Film Screening / Contact area coordinator Ken Wyatt

Graphic Design

  • Senior Portfolio Review and Exhibition / Contact area coordinator Dan Elliott


Metal Design

  • Senior Exhibition / Contact area coordinator Tim Lazure


  • Senior Exhibition / Contact area coordinator Scott Eagle



  • Senior Exhibition / Contact area coordinator Matt Egan


Textile Design