Current Students

Current Students

The School of Art faculty is dedicated to the success of students both in and out of the classroom. The resources in this section are here to help students navigate the academic and social aspects of their education, and develop an education plan for them to execute.

The Power is in Your Hands

You have an unique set of abilities and interests, now is the time to develop those skills and embrace college academic independence.

At the college level you will be expected to motivate yourself to attend class, complete projects and go beyond what is required. Developing reliable self-motivation sets you up for success and professional growth.

Think of everything you study as helping you to become a successful artist, art historian or art educator.

Train your eye — and practice, practice, practice

Developing the eye is a lifetime job. 

How do you develop your practice?

_Use your sketchbook to capture things that interest you

_Set aside time, practice time management skills

_Embrace experimentation

_Develop new perspectives, look past first impressions or objects

_Receive and deliver critical feedback

Experience Art

The Northwest Arkansas area is home to many different arts organizations and events, and the arts programming in the region is plentiful.

Being immersed in the Northwest Arkansas art community is imporant to our mission as a school.

Arts in the Region Include:

_21C Museum Hotel

_Anne Kittrell Gallery

_Art Center of the Ozarks

_Art Ventures

_Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

_Fayetteville First Thursday Art Walk

_Fine Arts Center Gallery

_sUgAR Gallery

_UA Music Department Schedule

_UA Theatre Department Schedule

_Walton Arts Center Gallery

Develop Speaking and Writing Skills

Although artists have their primary focus on visual communication, being able to speak and write articulately is vitally important.

When will you use these skills?

_Artist statements

_Negotiation and promotion


_Grant proposals

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Upcoming Deadlines

_August 1
Final BA Fall Admission Deadline 

_February 15, 2019
Scholarship Deadline for Incoming Students