Creative Technologies - BFA - SOVA
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.
BFA, Bachelors of Fine Art, Creative Technology, Virginia Tech, Public University, Visual Communication Design, School of Visual Arts, Arts and Technology, Design, CT
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Creative Technologies – BFA



Creative Technologies (CT) at the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech is a B.F.A. program that focuses on creative practice at the intersections of digital technology and artistic exploration. Students in our CT B.F.A. program will take a wide variety of courses spanning digital media topics, production methods, and theories. The CT program prioritizes individual student growth, the creation of diverse media projects and bodies of work, and the development of a each student’s unique creative voice. We strive for our students to become both technically and artistically nimble, which will best prepare them to succeed across numerous creative fields such as (but not limited to) 3D modeling, animation, gaming, video art, virtual reality, and contemporary fine arts practice. The strength of the CT program is that we do not prepare students for one existing digital pipeline or production trajectory, but rather we engage students with evolving technologies and possibilities of the future.



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.
  •  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,


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 are encouraged to contact Tracey Drowne (, Academic Advisor in the School of Visual Arts, to discuss a degree completion plan.