The Department of Art challenges students with an intensive curriculum, guiding them toward creative practice, quality research, and public service. The department serves 190 art majors pursuing the BFA degree with emphases in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture and the BA degree with emphases in art education, art history, and fine arts.
Our faculty members are committed to students and are productive in their fields, exhibiting artwork in galleries and competitive shows across the country, publishing in academic journals, and presenting at regional, national, and international conferences. Our students are active in making and studying artwork, teaching in the community, and participating in student organizations and public service activities.
Every semester the Baum Gallery in McCastlain Hall displays the work of nationally and internationally known artists as well as the BA/BFA Senior Exhibit. The Black Box Gallery in the Schichtl Studio Arts Building hosts a number of student exhibitions rotating every few weeks. These exhibits broaden awareness of the visual arts on campus and provide opportunities for the people in the central Arkansas area and the state to view and experience the arts.