We emphasize a traditional foundation program for all art majors with a focus on visual art concepts, skills, and technology, with options for advanced study in a large range of media: painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, graphic design, and digital art. Students learn to think and write critically about art through studio critiques and an extensive art history curriculum that provides the framework for a deeper understanding of the arts and the creative process.

Students at Arkansas Tech University are offered real-world experiences through opportunities to participate in student competitive exhibitions, program internships, and special scholarly or studio research projects. The Department of Art, in furtherance of the university's mission to promote life-long learning, encourages leadership through student development of visual art events on campus and in the surrounding community. This combination of hands-on experiences, advanced study, and expert faculty help students develop comprehensive portfolios that prepare them for successful careers as designers, educators, and studio artists.

Art Education

The curriculum provides a foundation of art skills, methodology, and advanced work through teaching internships necessary for the licensure requirements.

Fine Art

This program is committed to providing a core foundation in visual art concepts, skills, and processes. 

BFA Fine Art

This program is committed to providing professional studio studies in Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Printmaking.

Graphic Design

This program is committed to providing a core foundation in visual art concepts, skills, and processes as well as art through technology and other media. 

Game & Interactive Media Design

 The program prepares students for work in the video game and entertainment industries as well as a broad range of fields requiring skills in animation, simulation, programming, web design, editing, mobile application development, interactive environment construction, and story formation.