BFA in Art / Fine Art Track

The bachelor of fine arts in art / fine art track is for students especially interested in the study of fine art or commercial art forms. The fine art track offers specialization or emphasis areas in drawing, painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The Fine Art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Students who complete the BFA in Art / Fine Art Track are prepared for entrepreneurial opportunities, associations with practicing artists, production and marketing of fine art or commercial art forms, and further study at the graduate level. Students who complete the bachelor of fine arts in art / fine art track degree will contribute to the established communities of artists and designers throughout the United States.

Note: No grade less than C will be accepted in any art course required within any art major or minor. The undraped human figure is a significant subject within the studio art and art history curriculum.

BFA in Art Questions?

If you have any questions about the BFA in Art Program or its application process, please contact us at: Please allow at least 72 hours for a response.


The department has advisors for both undergraduate and graduate students. Incoming freshmen and transfer students should contact the department chair, Professor Tom Clifton,, for initial advising. Continuing undergraduates should contact Professors Marjorie Williams-Smith (, Jane Brown (, or Floyd Martin ( for assistance with their academic programs.

Students interested in public school teaching should contact Professor Jeff Grubbs at (

Undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 100 academic credits should contact Professor Aj Smith (

Prospective or current students may also call the art department at (501) 569-3182 to contact an advisor.

Transfer Students

Students transferring to UALR who intend to major in art should contact the department chairman, Tom Clifton, before enrolling to arrange for advising. Students may be required to take additional hours in areas where deficiencies are noted.

Transfer students must complete at least nine hours of their studio concentration at UALR. For example, a student who has 15 hours accepted in transfer credit for painting must complete an additional nine hours of painting at UALR if painting is the studio concentration.