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
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
- 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