Artists are imaginative, talented and creative people who communicate their ideas, thoughts and feelings through art.
Strong foundation in the visual arts prepares you to pursue one of two degrees:
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (fine art, graphic design, digital imaging, photography or three-dimensional mediums)
- Bachelor of Arts (art history, art studio or art education) with three options for specialization:
- studio art
- history of art
- art education with licensure in P-12 art education
- are practicing artists, designers and scholars
- exhibit works regionally and nationally each year
- are commissioned to create public art, book illustrations, commercial photography, digital imaging and other forms of art
Experience various areas of art firsthand through our 40 studio labs:
- digital imaging
- professional and fine art photography
- graphic design
You will have the opportunity to exhibit work and see that of other students as well.
You are encouraged to gain practical professional experience through internships and independent study. As an intern, you will work as a professional in a studio, gallery or art department in an organization.
Art Student Organization
Interact with other art students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:
Bachelor of Fine Arts (to come)
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Degrees and Preparation
A degree in art prepares you to pursue a variety of career options.
- Artists are self-employed and sell their own work or work on contract
- Artists operate galleries, work in museums, teach or work as art therapists
- Graphic designers and media artists may be self-employed, work on a freelance basis, or work for:
- advertising agencies
- design firms and publishing companies
- television, motion picture, computer software, printing, publishing and public relations industries
Opportunities will continue to grow for talented and creative individuals.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:
- Career Resource Library
- computer stations for resume writing and employment research
- UA Career Fairs