BA in Art / Studio Art Track

The studio art track offers the breadth of a liberal arts degree while also providing students with foundational art making skills and development in a range of studio disciplines. The studio art track in the BA in Art requires a minor.

For a complete list of degree requirements for the BA in Art/Studio Art Track as well as course descriptions, you can view a PDF version of the Undergraduate Catalog at this link.

Note: No grade less than C will be accepted in any art course required within any art major or minor. The undraped human figure is a significant subject within the studio art and art history curriculum.

Senior Show for BA in Art/Studio Art Track

Studio majors in the last semester of their senior year in the BA in Art degree are required to register for ARST 4397, Capstone in the Visual Arts. As part of course requirements, students will prepare a group exhibition of their work. The senior show will be scheduled by the gallery curator, and must be approved by the student’s major advisor, academic advisor, the gallery curator, and the department chairperson The Department of Art, with student approval, occasionally selects outstanding student work to add to its teaching collection.


The department has advisors for both undergraduate and graduate students. Incoming freshmen and transfer students should contact the department chair, Professor Tom Clifton,, for initial advising. Continuing undergraduates should contact Professors Marjorie Williams-Smith (, Jane Brown (, or Floyd Martin ( for assistance with their academic programs.

Students interested in public school teaching should contact Professor Jeff Grubbs at (

Undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 100 academic credits should contact Professor Aj Smith (

Prospective or current students may also call the art department at (501) 569-3182 to contact an advisor.

Transfer Students

Students transferring to UALR who intend to major in art should contact the department chairman, Tom Clifton, before enrolling to arrange for advising. Students may be required to take additional hours in areas where deficiencies are noted.

Transfer students must complete at least nine hours of their studio concentration at UALR. For example, a student who has 15 hours accepted in transfer credit for painting must complete an additional nine hours of painting at UALR if painting is the studio concentration.