About

Art professor and student
Art professor and student

Excellence

Our 79 credit hour Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) programs, Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art: Photography will prepare you to succeed as a creative professional. If you’re are interested in combining art with another area of study, our 55 credit hour Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in Art will allow you to add a second major or minor.

Art and Design student working in a painting studio

Opportunity

Our location on the edge of a world-class city makes visiting museums, galleries, and studios affordable and routine. Creative professionals stop by our beautiful campus for exhibitions, lectures, and critiques. Required internships will prepare you for life after graduation, and if you’re eager to travel, our students have studied in places such as Italy, Australia, England, New York, and Los Angeles.

Art professor and student

community

Our studio culture is both challenging and supportive. Students work closely with faculty who care about their success, and classmates often become life-long friends and collaborators. Connect with successful alumni through the Art & Design Mentoring Program. Find inspiration on our fall Creative Retreat. Join our student chapter of AIGA: The Professional Association for Design, and meet a variety of creative professionals through our Lecture and Exhibition Series.

Graphic Design Upper Classmen Studio

The Harm A. Weber Academic Center

All Art & Design courses are taught in the 88,000 square foot, LEED Gold Certified Harm A. Weber Academic Center. As one of the most energy-efficient buildings of its kind in North America, the Weber Center sets a lofty bar for environmental stewardship.
Features Include:

  • Digital labs with industry standard software, and small – large format printers
  • Film and photography studio with green screen and darkroom
  • Letterpress and printmaking studio
  • Drawing, painting, and ceramics studios
  • Fabrication lab with laser cutters and 3D printers
  • Woodshop with professional grade equipment
  • Individual studio spaces for upper level students

The Weber Center also houses the Department of Architecture and Interior Design, the Draewell Gallery, the Benjamin P. Brown Library, and Jerry’s Café. So, it provides a dynamic atmosphere for collaboration and cross-disciplinary learning.