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Department of Art


Artist and designers enhance the quality of life by interpreting and reflecting upon the time in which we live through creative means. Thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing and intellectually challenging works of art appeal to the eye and mind, making us aware of the diversity of human life.

K-State offers a variety of degree options through the Art Department, these include a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design), a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Studio Arts), with areas of study in *Ceramics, Drawing, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Painting, Photography, or Printmaking, a Bachelor of Arts (Art History), and a Bachelor of Arts (Studio Arts).

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a professionally oriented degree designed primarily for those planning to become professional artists, art teachers or designers. Greater discipline is placed on actual practice in the creative arts.
  • The Bachelor of Art degree allows for a less specialized, broader development in the arts. It is a degree used by students who wish to major in Art, as well as, another degree plan outside of Arts. The B.A. degree explores the humanities, sciences, languages and social sciences expansively. Students pursuing a general B.A. Art degree may specialize in art history.


Laptop Requirement: 

All Art students are required to have a laptop or access to a laptop during their time as a student in the department. The laptop needs to support the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite subscription. 

For more information, visit our Technology Requirements.


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B.F.A. Foundation Requirement (First year in Program)

All students wishing to earn a B.F.A. degree in the Department of Art complete the one-year Foundation program which includes courses in Design, Drawing, Core electives and the required one credit hour course, Art Careers Seminar.

The spring that Foundation requirements are completed, B.F.A. students submit a portfolio for review in the area they wish to continue on in. The eight studio courses are the following:

Required Foundation Studio Courses:
  • ART 105: Art Seminar
  • ART 180: 2D Design
  • ART 190: Drawing I
  • ART 200: 3D Design
  • ART 330: Digital Tech