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With an emphasis on strong design, craftsmanship, and relevant computer skills, UAFS is your first step to a successful career in today’s challenging art scene.

The UAFS studio art degree program provides students advanced study in drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, letterpress, and book arts with a strong beginning in foundations courses followed by an admissions portfolio review. This fine arts program builds your visual literacy through study of art history, providing you a firm knowledge of the history and vocabulary of the visual arts.

The studio art degree prepares students to become practicing artists, museum educators, museum or gallery preparators, illustrators, or arts administrators. Graduates of this program are also prepared to pursue further study in M.F.A. programs, art therapy, K-12 art education, or art conservation.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual median wage for art and design occupations in 2022 was $51,150.


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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree in studio art, you will be able to:

  • understand and utilize the creative process to make quality artwork.
  • demonstrate and apply principles of design, composition, color, and the visual elements in studio artwork.
  • attain and utilize conceptual drawing skills to generate ideas and perceptual drawing skills to generate high quality images.
  • develop skills with a variety of media to create works of visual impact and expression.
  • create a portfolio of work which reflects the program outcomes.
  • demonstrate an understanding of global art history through written documents and oral presentations.

NASAD Accreditation

NASAD Accreditation LogoThe studio art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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