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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.

BFA Admission Requirements
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Incoming and Transfer Students Scholarships Deadline February 15, 2021

Incoming student scholarship applications open September 8, 2020. 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 December 1, 2020, and can find information on applying here: UA Scholarships.

Visit the University of Arkansas

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!

Visit the School of Art

Are you interested in studying Art History, Studio Art, Graphic Design, and/or Art Education at the University of Arkansas School of Art?

Join Director of Recruitment and Outreach, Donna Jones, for preview sessions by registering here.

Sessions are held every Monday, 3:30pm-4:15pm, now through December 14, 2020

If you would like to schedule an individual appointment along with a portfolio review, you can register here.

 These sessions are Tuesdays 3:00-3:45pm or 3:45-4:30pm // Wednesdays 3:00-3:45p.m. or 3:45-4:30 p.m., now through December 16, 2020

 If you would like to schedule an appointment outside of those times, please contact Donna Jones directly at



  • February 15, 2021    Scholarship Deadline for Incoming Students
  • April 1, 2021          Scholarship Deadline for Current Students

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_ Graduate Admissions 

The M.F.A. graduate program is a three-year, 60 credit, in-residence studio program that combines contemporary critical engagement with technical proficiency. 

All students in the M.F.A. Studio Art program are fully supported.  We are able to provide full assistantships to all of our M.F.A.’s. The assistantship includes a full tuition waiver and a stipend that will increase next year to $15,000 annually, plus a Graduate Fellowship in the amount of $4,000 per year, for a total package of $19,000 of support per year

Students enter the program in one of 6 media areas - ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.   While it is expected that students will have a strong interest in their chosen medium, they are encouraged to explore other media and work across disciplines. The curriculum is designed to support a variety of approaches to art making, accompanied by rigorous inquiry and research. 

This is an exciting time to join the School of Art. Propelled by transformational gifts received from the Walton Family Support Foundation and Windgate Charitable Foundation, the Studio Art program is in the planning stages of a new studio complex that will house state of the art M.F.A. studios, along with art and design classrooms, labs, and gallery. 

MFA Admission Requirements and Application Process

Visit Campus

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.


  •  February 15, 2021
    Scholrship Deadline for Incoming Students
  •  March 1, 2021
    Scholarship Deadline for Current Students

Contact Us

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