The purpose of the undecided category of admission to the Bachelor of Fine Art program is to provide an initial concentrationfor entering BFA majors who have not yet decided a specific concentration. Students who are eligible for admission at Tennessee Tech can begin taking art foundations courses, introductory studio courses and general education core courses before declaring a concentration in a particular studio or in art education. The art foundations courses including hands-on studio work learning the elements and principles of visual organization methods of developing concepts and solving design problems, and basic approaches to the critical analysis of art. These courses build the basic knowledge and skills required to succeed in successive courses throughout the BFA degree program. Introductory studio courses begin to establish the range of knowledge and specific skills that characterize their respective media disciplines. Art faculty members will advise undecided BFA majors and assist them in discovering the studio discipline for which they are best suited. Typically, freshman students will also take English writing, math and general education core classes in social sciences, humanities and/or natural sciences. Students can complete the freshman year as an undecided student without delaying graduation in the degree-granting concentration they choose.