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Undergraduate Admissions

All incoming undergraduate students apply through general admission to the BA program. After completing intensive Freshman Foundations courses their freshman year, students are encouraged to apply to the BFA program.

Undergraduate Admissions
How to Apply to the U of A
Applying for the BFA

Incoming Freshman Art Department Scholarships

The applicaiton period has passed for fall 2017 scholarships.

When scholarship applications are open, students can find information and apply for scholarships at

Annual Art Department BA and BFA Awards & Scholarships

Students selected for awards will exhibit their work in the Annual BA and BFA Awards Exhibition at the end of the spring semester.

Department of Art Financial Aid & Scholarships
Fulbright College Scholarships & Fellowships
Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid

Graduate Admissions 

In addition to applying through the graduate school, MFA candidates must submit additional materials to the department of art through SlideRoom. Visit the Graduate Admision Requirements page for details on departmental requirements, and visit the Graduate School website for information on applying to the graduate school at the U of A.

We welcome interested students to either visit the department firsthand or to speak with the faculty about their interest in the program before applying. To request a visit to the department or for more information, please direct inquiries to

Graduate Admission Requirements
Apply to the Graduate School

Important Dates

  • February 1
    MFA Fall Admission Deadline
  • April 10
    BA Fall Admission Deadline (priority)
  • April 10
    All Scholarships Deadline
  • August 1
    Final BA Fall Admission Deadline