SOVA | Creative Technology BFA Program
Creative Technologies is a program that prepares students to become future leaders of many new artistic fields and industries. Students who graduate with a Creative Technologies BFA will go on to pursue careers spanning gaming, film, animation, motion graphics, video production, and fine arts. Some students will also pursue graduate programs in these fields.
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Creative Technologies – BFA

 

 

OVERVIEW

Creative Technologies is a program that prepares students to become future leaders of many new artistic fields and industries. Students who graduate with a Creative Technologies BFA will go on to pursue careers spanning gaming, film, animation, motion graphics, video production, and fine arts. Some students will also pursue graduate programs in these fields.

 

Multidisciplinary learning and practice in Creative Technologies provides students with the ability to flourish at the ever-changing intersections of technology, media, art, and innovation. We take a dualistic approach of teaching critical thinking and conceptual development alongside the important technical underpinnings.

 

Creative Technologies classrooms are rigorous and focused. Students are provided with dedicated mentorship and guidance to develop their ideas, and our program has facilitated many ongoing collaborations between students and Virginia Tech faculty. Many Creative Technologies undergraduate students get paid to work on funded research projects.

ADVISING

Advising at Virginia Tech is a collaborative process between the student and the advisor leading to the exchange of information that encourages the individual student to make responsible academic and career decisions.  SOVA supports the “I advise You decide” philosophy, as published by NACADA, the global professional organization for academic advising.

  • Students are required to meet with their primary advisor a minimum of one time each semester; more frequent visits are highly encouraged.
  • Students will find the name of their assigned academic advisor(s) on Hokie Spa.
  • Upon successful completion of portfolio review, students will also be assigned a faculty advisor in their specific area of study. The faculty advisor is an additional resource available to students and will assist with internship and career-related matters, supporting students as they prepare for professional advancement opportunities.

Why see an advisor?

Course request and scheduling, to complete a Pathways Planner (4-year plan), tracking of progress toward a degree, for resources and referrals regarding campus or community services, to review degree audit report, to be cleared for graduation, to discuss personal issues that may be impacting academic success, for clarification on policy or procedural information, to transfer credits to Virginia Tech from another institution, to add a 2nd major or a minor, to discuss issues causing missed classes, if you begin to struggle with a particular class or feel you are not being successful, for academic warning/probation/suspension advising, and more! The better informed your advisor is regarding your individual needs or situation, the more they are able to aid in your academic success.

The CT undergraduate major is aligned with Virginia Tech’s new Strategic Growth Area (Creative Technologies and Experiences) whose newest program is developing curriculum that will allow students to take enrichment classes outside of the School of Visual Arts, ranging from computer science to cinema, music, and more.

 

Creative Technology is a restricted option requiring a special application, portfolio review and completion of specific art prerequisites.

Internal Transfer Students

 

Internal transfer students (students currently attending Virginia Tech) should contact the School of Visual Arts to discuss options and to be included on our waiting list (“Intend to Major List”). Our BFA programs are restricted majors and there is a waiting list for enrollment. The art history major is not restricted.

We offer a minor in art history, but we do not have a studio art, CT or visual communication design minor at this time.

 

For more information, contact Ray Callahan, rcallah@vt.edu.

 

Prospective Transfer Students

 

NOTE TO TRANSFER APPLICANTS: Bachelor of Fine Arts programs are restricted majors at Virginia Tech. While many transfer students enter Virginia Tech with 30-60 credits, art students do not have all required foundation courses completed and will be placed in first-year art courses. This can significantly impact the number of semesters a student will be enrolled at Virginia Tech in order to complete a BFA degree.
 
Prospective transfer students must contact Tracey Drowne (tproco@vt.edu), Director of Academic Advising in the School of Visual Arts, to discuss a degree completion plan. Prospective students are asked to complete this advising meeting prior to accepting an offer of admission.
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