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Art & Design Department

Cultivate Your Artistic Talent at UAFS

UAFS is your first step in becoming a successful visual artist. Our programs in studio art and graphic design emphasize the fundamentals of fine arts, composition, and craftsmanship combined with the computer skills needed to be successful in our ever-evolving visual culture. UAFS art and design graduates have gone on to distinguish themselves as globally recognized artists and muralists, graphic designers at Fortune 500 advertising firms, and acquire marketable skills that will transferable to other career fields.
 

As a studio art or graphic design student, you'll learn from experienced and talented faculty in classrooms located within the inspiring Windgate Art and Design building. Small class sizes ensure you'll enjoy an individualized experience with creative explorations into drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, letterpress, and book arts.

 

B.A. in Studio Art

The Bachelor of Arts in studio art is your first step to a successful future in visual art. With a strong beginning in foundations courses followed by an admissions portfolio review, the UAFS studio art program provides students advanced study in drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, letterpress, and book arts. Discover more about studio art at UAFS.


Studio Art Minor

The minor in studio art offers you a chance to broaden your academic experiences through a structured selection of beginning and advanced-level studio art and art history courses. Studying studio art provides hands-on experience in producing art and builds your abilities in visual communication. Discover more about studio art at UAFS.fL

B.S. in Graphic Design

Graphic design students receive hands-on instruction in a professional studio environment. Our small classes develop a strong sense of community among students and faculty. The curriculum is tailored to train well-rounded designers who can work with a variety of clients in different situations. Discover more about graphic design at UAFS.

Art History

In an increasingly visual world, art history provides necessary skills in examining and analyzing works of art throughout the span of history. This 18-hour minor provides entry to this engaging, multi-disciplinary field and prepares you for further study in art history while enhancing any major or career path with connections to history, culture, and communication. Click here to view the degree plan.

The UAFS Art & Design Artist In Residence (AIR) program, made possible by the generosity of the Windgate Foundation, offers visual artists and designers the opportunity to take up residence in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to meaningfully contribute to and participate in the creative culture of the UAFS Art & Design Department. Click here to view AIR program details.