The School of Art offers three majors that lead to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree and one major that leads to the bachelor of science (B.S.) degree.

All first-year students in the School of Art take part in a newly redesigned curriculum that combines studio classes with art history and theory content, creating a more holistic experience in which studio practice determines and creates avenues for acquiring historical and contextual knowledge. With these new first-year courses, the level of expectation from students prepares them for intensive learning and working as they transition into subsequent years of their degree program. Faculty mentor students on best creative practices and advise them on professional art careers. Students work closely with practicing professors in various creative art fields, broadening the student experience during the first year.

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Arts Education B.F.A.

Obtain an expertise in the development of arts and design curricula.

A student working on their illustration project.

Illustration B.F.A.

Combine your love of storytelling with drawing and painting.

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Studio Arts B.S.

Studio Arts B.F.A.

Pursue traditional modes of art making while exploring contemporary approaches.

A student at the potters wheel.

Studio Arts B.S.

Pursue an intensive studio art experience alongside a field of academic study.


The School of Art offers two graduate programs that lead to the master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree and one that leads to the master of science (M.S.) degree. These programs were ranked among the top 35 M.F.A. programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 2017.

A graduate candidate works with school-aged children.

Arts Education M.S.

Choose from our preparation or professional certification programs.

A student sketches.

Illustration M.F.A

Build on your portfolio, reinvent your creative voice, or develop your teaching skills.

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Studio Arts M.F.A.

Experiment in the creation of innovative modes of artistic production.