Why Art at UMA?

A B.A. degree from UMA’s Department of Art will change the way you think, see, make, and design. Students balance artistic studio practice with an interdisciplinary liberal arts education, develop different models of artistic practice, learn traditional and new media, express their ideas visually, collaborate with their community, and think critically.

Courses offered in this department help develop a student’s passion for creativity and scholarship into a valuable combination of visual, perceptual and conceptual skills that are increasingly in demand in the 21st century workplace. Students are trained to become creative specialists, providing them with the ability and a lens to see, think, share, invent and problem-solve in unique, specific, and creative ways.

Art Program Overview »

UMA Art student Luke MyersAt UMA, professors are very accommodating, knowing that commute and distance learning are challenges that students and teachers must face together.

– Luke Meyers

UMA Art student Aylah IrelandI was searching for a school with a sense of community where I would feel comfortable sharing my ideas. UMA was a good choice for me because of the hybrid style of learning in a classroom and online.

– Aylah Ireland