The Department of Art and Design offers engaging and inspiring art instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses. Programs in studio art, art history, and art education prepare students for fulfilling careers as professional artists, and for careers in museums, businesses, schools, and galleries.


Our Vision is to be an accessible destination center for visual arts and design.

The Mission of the Department of Art and Design supports the mission of the University through its own quality programs. The Department promotes excellence in the visual arts, develops intellect, knowledge, and skills. Fosters awareness of contemporary trends and traditional arts for students and community through education, research, collaboration, and example.

Our Values are in practice by talented students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees, and by faculty and staff dedicated to helping them achieve those goals:

Quality | Craft | Concept | Content | Respect | Integrity | Accountability

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an accredited member of  the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

National Association of Schools of Art & Design