BA and BS Degrees
Two different majors—Art and Art & Technology—are offered at the bachelor's degree (BA or BS) level.
Our art degrees involve intensive and wide-ranging work in studio art. You will be challenged to build your technical and conceptual understanding as well as to think for yourself to cultivate unique and individual approaches. Tailor your education by pursuing advanced coursework in the areas that most interest you.
The department offers two BFA degrees—a BFA in Art & Technology and BFA in Art with a concentration in one of the following media areas: Ceramics, Fibers, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture.
Two minors—Art and Multimedia—are offered.
Find Your Media Area
See which medium interests you most. Perhaps paint, charcoal, metal, clay, fiber? We have nine areas to choose from.
Courses Open to Nonmajors
We invite you to explore your interest in art. All art courses are open to nonmajors as long as you have satisfied the prerequisites. These are just a few of the courses you can try as a nonmajor:
ART 199 Studio, credits vary. Studio offerings intended for non majors; examples include Book Arts, Ceramics, Papermaking, and Photography.
ART 101 Understanding Contemporary Media, 4 credits. Survey of contemporary art and creative practice with guest lectures by art faculty.
ART 111 Artists' Experience, 4 credits. Surveys of contemporary art and creative practice with guest lectures by art faculty.
ART 115 Surface, Space, and Time (Core Studio), 4 credits. Introduces students to visual literacy and artistic production. Also applies to the major requirements.
ART 233 Drawing I (Core Studio), 4 credits. Learn observational drawing skills as a means of perceiving and representing the world around you. Also applies to the major requirements.
ARTD 250, 251, and 252 Introductory courses in Art & Technology, 4 credits each. Courses focus on print media, time-based media, and interactivity, respectively.
BFA exhibitions mark the culmination of years of rigorous studio investigation and critical discourse. Artists engage a wide breadth of art-making practices that build on and challenge the histories of painting, sculpture, photography, print media, craft and digital practices.
Let Us Show You Around
We offer tours throughout the academic year.
Artist Crystal Gregory (BFA, ’08), now an assistant professor of fiber arts at the University of Kentucky, discovered weaving after high school.
“There was something about the textures, the materials, and process that kept me mesmerized,” Gregory said. She found the fiber arts community in the Department of Art, coming under the tutelage of Associate Professor Emeritus of Art Barbara Pickett (also resident director of the Fibers in Florence study abroad program) and former Assistant Professor Josh Faught. “It is so wonderful to reflect back on how these faculty really shaped who I am as an artist and what I have done so far,” Gregory said.
Enrich Your Academic Experience
There are a variety of opportunities for majors in the Art Department to apply for financial assistance. These opportunities range in scope from support for tuition and supplies to travel or merit awards.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
The University of Oregon is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization made up of more than 60 leading public and private research institutions in the United States and Canada.