MADISON, S.D. (AP) — The state Board of Regents has approved a request to move three arts degree programs at Black Hills State University to the bachelor of fine arts designation.

The university will now award BFA degrees in studio art, graphic design and photography. Black Hills State officials say careers in these fields increasingly require such degrees.

The BFA is recognized by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design as requiring more specialization in the subject area.

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