The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Art and Design, accredited by the National Association of Schools 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.

Chloe Deaton named Whitbeck Award winner – UALR Now

A Donaghey Scholar who taught women in Nicaragua how to support themselves by making metal jewelry and selling their creations online is the recipient of the 2016 Edward L. Whitbeck Memorial Award. Chloe Deaton, 23, of Little Rock, has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average while double majoring in Spanish and fine arts with …


Our vision is to be an accessible destination center for visual art and design.


The Department of Art 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.


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