Observe, Analyze, Create

A private art school experience at a public school cost.

The School of Art and Design at UA Little Rock offers engaging and inspiring art instruction. Our art degrees in studio art, art history, and art education prepare students for fulfilling careers as professional artists, and for careers in museums, businesses, schools, and more.

Our students have opportunities for research, internships, and mentorship, and many students experience the fulfillment of having their works on display in our galleries.

Mission Statement

The School of Art and Design cultivates artistic excellence, critical thinking, and holistic growth in our students as we train them in art and craft, focusing on process, materials, and contemporary practices. Our dynamic and diverse community is dedicated to fostering inclusion and encouraging interdisciplinary exploration as we benefit from and contribute to the cultural fabric of Little Rock and Arkansas.

Explore Our Art Programs

Undergraduate Art Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art, with concentrations in Art Education, Art History, and Studio Art
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art with emphasis areas: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, furniture design and woodworking, illustration, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, photography, and printmaking

Certificate Programs

  • Applied Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Digital Arts

Windgate Center of Art + Design

Our exceptional facilities encourage our students’ talent and creativity. See the inside of the Windgate Center of Art and Design with this interactive tour:

Virtual Tour Windgate Center of Art and Design

View a 3D Virtual Tour of the WCAD

Whether you’re a current student, thinking about applying for admission, or want to visit our art exhibits, we’d love to tell you more Art and Design at UA Little Rock.

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