Majors and Minors


The University of Akron’s Myers School of Art can help you pursue the undergraduate degree program that best supports your academic, personal, career and artistic goals.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Studio Art

This degree is for you if you want a focused program that prepares you for a professional career in the visual arts or for graduate school. The B.F.A. in Studio Art is offered in these major areas:

  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Studio Art

This degree is ideal if you are seeking variety in the study of art and/or design. Curriculum requirements include 42+ credits in studio art, cultural history, liberal arts and humanities, and the option to pursue a minor, two years of a foreign language or five courses in American Sign Language.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History

This two-tiered program begins with Western and Non-Western survey classes and then advances to specialized study of periods in Western art from ancient to contemporary. The program provides its majors with the skills and perspectives of the art history discipline. Most students earning this degree continue on to graduate programs.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art Education with P, K-12 Visual Arts Licensure

This degree program prepares you to become a future educator, professional decision maker, and leader in the field of art education. The degree leads to multi-age licensure in visual arts.

Art Minors

The UA Myers School of Art offers minors in all major areas plus:

  • Interdisciplinary New Media
  • Illustration
  • Computer Imaging
  • Professional Photography



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