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Admissions

The School of Art is committed to ensuring a welcoming and inclusive climate aimed at fostering collaboration, community and open dialogue for all students. Students have incredible opportunities to access state-of-the-art facilties, receive financial assistance through scholarships and tuition waivers, and an education with faculty artists, designers, and scholars.

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Areas of Study
Art Education                                   Art History                                     Graphic Design                           Studio Art


To learn more about the School of Art programs and/or set up a tour contact:           

Director of Recruitment            and Outreach                                Donna Jones                                     donnas@uark.edu  


Location
Fine Arts Center, School of Art
340 N. Garland
Fayetteville, AR 72701

479-575-5202

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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.

BFA Admission Requirements
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The School of Art encourages all undergraduate students to learn about the incredible scholarship opportunities and visit the University of Arkansas and School of Art to see the facilities and resources available to all students.

_Incoming student scholarship applications are open now.  The deadline to apply is February 1, 2022.

Students can find information and be directed on where to apply for the scholarships on the Financial Aid and Scholarships area of the art website.

Students are encouraged to apply for all other University of Arkansas Scholarships by November 15, 2021, and can find information on applying here: UA Scholarships.

_The undergraduate admissions office customizes every visit to include tours of campus and housing facilities, as well as a virtual meeting with the School of Art. Schedule your visit today!


The Master of Arts degree program in Art Education is an accredited, two-year residency program. As a research-oriented program, it emphasizes theoretical studies and research inquiries in art education and fosters students’ personal development as art educators, researchers, and critical, reflexive, and imaginative thinkers.

The School of Art application is free and submitted through Slideroom, a web-based portfolio and document submission system.

The application deadline is January 15th at midnight, CST, to start the application click here: http://uarkart.slideroom.com/ .

Please note that the GRE is not required for applicants to the Master of Arts program in Art Education at the School of Art at the University of Arkansas.

NOTE:  Applicants who have been granted admission by the School of Art will be asked to submit a secondary application to the Graduate School before they can be fully admitted to the university (a link to the application will be provided with the School of Art's offer letter). The Graduate School application fee is $60. For more information about the circumstances in which the application fee can be waived, please review:

Graphic Design will offer a Master of Design in Communication Design.

The degree is currently under review by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design Commission on Accreditation and is not being offered at this time.

Stay tuned for more information.

The Studio Art Master of Fine Arts is an accredited, three-year, 60 credit-hour, in-residence studio program that combines contemporary critical engagement with technical proficiency. 

Students enter the program through one of 6 media areas (ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture) and work closely with faculty and graduate students from those areas while in the program.

The School of Art applications is free and submitted through Slideroom, a web-based portfolio and document submission system. The application deadline is January 15th at midnight, CST. Applications are reviewed once annually, for students to enter the program at the start of the subsequent fall semester. Apply to the School of Art here: http://uarkart.slideroom.com/ 

The GRE is not required for applicants to the MFA program in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas.  

NOTE: It is not necessary to submit an application to the Graduate School until you have first been admitted to the School of Art. Applicants who have been granted admission by the School of Art will be asked to submit a secondary application to the Graduate School before they can be fully admitted to the university (a link to the application will be provided with the School of Art’s offer letter). The graduate school application fee is $60. For more information about the circumstances in which the application fee can be waived, please review:


Graduate students are encouraged to visit the school firsthand or to speak with the faculty about their interest in the program before applying. Graduate students can also schedule tours through the office of admissions.

To request a visit to the school or for more information, please direct inquiries to Donna Smith, Director of Recruitment and Outreach.