The School of Art offers graduate programs in Art Education, Graphic Design, and Studio Art, and is launching the new Master of Arts in Art History program. All programs offer graduate students financial support throughout their years of study, access to world-class resources and facilities, and internationally and nationally renowned faculty.
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Donna Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Recruitment and Outreach
Graduate programs are expanding at the University of Arkansas School of Art.
Thanks to a generous gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation in 2017, all graduate students accepted into School of Art graduate programs will receive funding support during their years study.
Art Education is offering a Master of Arts degree, the first graduate-level art education program in Arkansas. The program is currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year. Application deadline is January 15.
Graphic Design is offering a Master of Design degree with a focus on graphic design and communication design. The program is currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year. Application deadline is January 15.
Art History is offering a Master of Arts in Art History, specializing in the arts of Americas, in partnership with Crystal Bridges. The program is currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year. Application deadline is January 15.
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 learn more about the School of Art graduate programs and/or set up a tour of the School of Art, please contact Jody Thompson, email@example.com , Director of Graduate Studies or Donna Jones firstname.lastname@example.org, Director of Recruitment and Outreach.
The School of Art hosts an active Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, with a distinguished guest virtually every week during the regular spring and fall semesters. Visitors during the last five years include:
Enrique Martinez Celaya
Michael Ray Charles
Uchay Joel Chima
Dr. Elizabeth Garber
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Mary Reid Kelley
Dr. Adam Larner
Dr. Peju Layiwola
Thomas Lyon Mills
Osamu James Nakagawa
Dr. Vibeke Olson
Dr. Andrea Pearson
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Dr. Kate Rudy
Dr. Patricia Simons
Dr. Jenni Sorkin
Dr. Peg Spears
Dr. Mary Stockrocki
Hank Willis Thomas
Dr. Jason Weems
Dr. Bernard Young
We are fortunate to be in partnership with the world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The School of Art has a close cooperative relationship with CBMAA, with numerous opportunities for student interaction.
Being immersed in the Northwest Arkansas community is important to our mission as a School of Art. Graduate studios and sUgAR Gallery are located on Fayetteville’s downtown square and participate in Fayetteville’s enormously popular First Thursday events. Every semester, the M.F.A.’s present their work to the community in open studios. Graduate students are also actively involved in collaboration with local organizations and galleries including Fayetteville Art Ventures, Walker-Stone House, LaLaLand Gallery, Backspace Gallery, the Shed Gallery and Stage Eighteen.
AGSA, the Association of Graduate Students in Art, is the organization specifically dedicated to the M.F.A.’s. Its role is to provide an outlet to bring in visiting artists for the art community at the University of Arkansas School of Art and to create and engage a fruitful and diverse community through events and discussions about contemporary and historical art practices.
There are also registered student organizations for individual media areas.
Art in the Region
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
The Momentary, Bentonville
Located in the beautiful Arkansas Ozarks, Fayetteville frequently receives accolades as one of America’s best places to live, by such publications as Forbes, Kiplingers and Business Week. The area is home to an active local arts community, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and 21C Museum, and continues to grow as a destination for art and a hub for artists.
For more information visit: About Fayetteville
Fayetteville has an extensive trail network for walking and biking that links the center of town with parks, shopping, and the regional trail network, the Razorback Greenway, which extends all the way to Bentonville and beyond. If you like outdoor recreation, the Ozarks are a hub for activities such as hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, and rock climbing.