Prospective Students

Welcome to UCA


Click on the image above (or here) to download an exciting visual overview of student work in context with degree information. To make an appointment to visit the department, please call the Department of Art and Design Office at 501-450-3113.

Admission Guidelines

The Department of Art and Design does not require a portfolio review for incoming freshmen.  Students declaring art as their major should begin taking art courses as listed on the Program Completion Plans.

All students seeking the BFA in Studio Art and the BA in Art with Fine Art or Art Education emphases must participate in the Sophomore Major Advancement Interview (SMAI) which is conducted in the fall of each year.  Students planning to participate in the SMAI should enroll in Art 2140 Portfolio I.  See Program Completion Plans for details.

For more information about attending UCA, see the Future Students section of the UCA website.

Click here to apply to UCA

Click here for the Undergraduate Bulletin.

To arrange a tour of the Art Department, call the Art Office at (501) 450-3113.

Interested in the similarities and differences between the B.A. in Art with a Fine Arts Emphasis and the B.F.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture? BA vs BFA

Transfer Students

Click here to check out related information and procedures for Transfer Students

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Click here to check out the Financial Aid section of the Undergraduate Bulletin

Click here for a quick glance of Tuition and Fees.

Click here to go to the Financial Aid Department’s website.

Click here for more information on UCA’s Academic Scholarships.

Click here for a list of available Art Department Scholarship List.

Windgate Scholarship

The Windgate Scholarship is specifically for incoming freshmen students. The Scholarship is based on creative talent and financial need and can be worth up to $2,000 per semester in the freshman year and can increase up to $1,000 each year so that in the senior year up to $5,000 per semester may be awarded.  To be eligible, students must return a completed application form with requested materials, plan to declare art as their major, and attend UCA in the fall 2024 semester. As noted on the form, the deadline for mailing the application materials is the first Friday in April.

2024 Application for the Windgate Scholarship