Welcome to the Art Department
The Department of Art, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, offers undergraduate instruction leading to a baccalaureate degree in art (BA in Art) with tracks in art history, studio art, and art education. The art history track emphasizes all eras of western European art and selected non-Western subjects. 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 art history and studio art tracks in the BA in Art require a minor. The art education track prepares students for licensure to teach art at the kindergarten through secondary school level. The art education track requires a minor in Secondary Education.
Note: Current students who have declared majors in either the Bachelor of Art in Studio Art or the Bachelor of Art in Art History may continue to complete requirements and graduate under the catalog year in which they declared their major. Please contact your advisor if you have any further questions.
A baccalaureate degree in fine art (BFA in Art) is available to students who are admitted to the program through a review process that includes portfolio and transcript review, a letter of purpose, and a short interview. For the current academic year requirements for the review process, click here. The BFA in Art has three tracks: fine art (studio art), applied design, and art education. The fine art track offers specialization or emphasis areas in drawing, painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The applied design track offers emphasis areas in furniture design, metals and ceramics. The art education track prepares students for licensure to teach art at the kindergarten through secondary school level as well as allowing these students to develop a BFA studio or applied design emphasis.
Courses in crafts, fibers, blacksmithing and museum studies are also offered. The department makes available numerous courses in art education, art history, and studio art for students not majoring in art who are interested in art electives. Minors are available in art history, studio art, photography, and digital graphics.
To enrich the instructional program, the department offers continuous exhibits in three galleries in the Fine Arts Building and enjoys a cooperative relationship with the Arkansas Arts Center. Three art student organizations, The Association of Student Artists, The Clay Guild, and The Routery Club are available to any student artist.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Department of Art
2801 South University
Little Rock, AR 72204-1099