Coordinator: Mia Hall
The Applied Design program provides opportunities to study traditional arts and crafts representative of the South Central Region of the United States with particular emphasis upon craft practices within the State of Arkansas. These disciplines include furniture design and woodworking; metalsmithing and jewelry; and ceramics. The Applied Design program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Students who complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts / Applied Design Track are prepared for entrepreneurial opportunities, associations with practicing artisans, production and marketing of arts and crafts, and further study at the graduate level. Students who complete the degree will contribute to the established communities of artisan craftsmen throughout the United States.
- The Applied Design program prepares students as entrepreneurs, employees and partners with studio art furniture designers, fiber artists, sculptors and ceramists.
- The Applied Design program prepares students for graduate study.
- The Applied Design program is the only program of its kind in the State of Arkansas.
- The Applied Design program is unique within the mid-south region of the United States.
- The Applied Design program helps to preserve the nation’s craft heritage, which began with the Arts and Crafts Movement.