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Visual Design

The Visual Design area provides coursework in print, web and motion design, with a focus on the traditional design process as well as the latest software techniques. Continued »

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by Jessica McGaugh

by Jessica McGaugh
Typography course
Instructor: Tom Hapgood
2011

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Art Education

The art education program offers a BFA degree with K-12 Arkansas state teacher certification and is accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Continued »

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by Yan Zhao

Student teaching
Instructor: Angela LaPorte
2011

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Art History

The discipline of art history focuses on the study of the visual objects produced by humans. In art history classes, the activity is not the creation of art works (as in studio art courses), but rather the analysis of the art forms. Continued »

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Åsgårdsreien, by Peter Nicolai Arbo, 1872
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Ceramics

The students that major in this program learn a variety of techniques and processes in the medium. They also learn historical and contemporary ideas in ceramics and art in both the undergraduate and graduate level. Continued »

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by Jessica Bichler

by Jessica Bichler
Ceramics

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Drawing

Drawing courses are part of the foundation sequence for all art majors, providing a basis for creative visual strategies in all media. Continued »

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by Jeanne Vockroth

by Jeanne Vockroth
Drawing 3
2011

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Painting

Our philosophy in the painting area is to expose students to a broad spectrum of painting media, painting methods and conceptual approaches, in order to develop their own unique strengths and find their personal creative direction. Continued »

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Nushagack River, by Craig Voligny, 2009

by Craig Voligny
Master of Fine Arts project
Instructor: Kristin Musgnug
2009

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Photography

The photography area prepares students for artistic expression and, to a lesser extent, commercial application. The program provides a good foundation in both the fundamental technical skills and the image-making concepts that help to develop a skilled photographer. Continued »

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Self Portrait, by Lydia Clark, 2011

by Lydia Clark
Photo 1
Instructor: Mike Peven
2009

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Printmaking

Printmaking, since its discovery has been used in the development of cultures throughout the world. We teach intaglio, relief, serigraphy, lithography and digital methods Continued »

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by Shane Richey, 2008

by Shane Richey
Master of Fine Arts project
Instructor: John Newman
2008

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Sculpture

The Sculpture program is concerned with examining the complex relationships between form, material, process, and space as they relate to historical and contemporary sculptural practice. Continued »

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by Matt Meers, 2008

by Matt Meers
Sculpture II
Instructor: Bethany Springer
2008

MFA

University of Arkansas Master of Fine Arts

Hiroshima, by Hisae Yale

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Guardian, Porter Sculpture Garden, Montrose, SD

Guardian, Porter Sculpture Garden, Montrose, SD

Michael Peven, Professor

Professor Michael Peven
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The University of Arkansas Department of Art

Under direction of our accomplished faculty, the University of Arkansas Department of Art, located in Fayetteville, AR, offers professional art degrees in many media areas, including Art Education,  Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Visual Design.

We offer several degrees for those interested in the arts as a career.

We enjoy a close proximity and strong relationship with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and other local arts organizations and maintain an active presence in the communities of Northwest Arkansas. Our Fine Arts Gallery, in the impressive Fine Arts facilities by architect Edward Durrell Stone, show both student and professional works on a near-constant basis. We own seven site-specific mobiles by famous artist Alexander Calder.

 

Art students at the University of Arkansas have direct access to some of the world’s most renowned works of American art thanks to the close proximity of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Find out how the university’s Art Department is taking full advantage of this one-of-a-kind learning resource in this Arkansas Short Takes video.

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