Areas of Study
The art education program offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with K-12 Arkansas state teacher certification and is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The discipline of art history focuses on the study of the visual objects. In art history classes, the activity is not the creation of art works (as in studio art courses), but rather the analysis of the art forms that have been created from prehistory to the present and produced in a variety of cultures.
The students that major in this program learn a variety of techniques and processes in the medium. They also learn historical and contemporary ideas in ceramics and art in both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Our drawing program builds on a strong foundation in formal and perceptual training, followed by an intense exploration of the diversity of contemporary drawing media and processes. Emphasis is placed on developing a solid base of technical skill as well as creative problem solving skills.
The Graphic Design area provides coursework in print, web and motion design, with a focus on the traditional design process as well as the latest software techniques. Beginning in Fall 2016, the Department of Art is introducing a new BFA in Graphic Design. Courses will focus on typography, interaction design, branding and design research.
The Painting and Drawing programs at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville embrace both freedom and discipline. Students explore a broad spectrum of media, methods and conceptual approaches, in order to develop their own unique strengths and find their personal creative direction.
The photography area provides a solid foundation in both the fundamental technical skills and the image-making concepts that help to develop a proficient photographer. The program prepares students for artistic expression and, to a lesser extent, commercial application.
The printmaking area at the University of Arkansas encourages students to investigate and challenge a diverse range of contemporary print media through experimentation, cross-disciplinary practices, conceptual issues, and critical thinking.