Memphis is Art.
The University of Memphis Department of Art educates students in visual arts and design from a holistic perspective: practical, theoretical, and historical. Whether the focus is studio, art history, art education, or graphic design, undergraduate and graduate students develop a creative voice and professional practice through the cultivation of skill, critical analysis, and an understanding of art's evolution over time and place.
Programs in the Department of Art lead to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.), the Master of Arts (M.A.) or the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degrees.
The department offers a B.F.A. with a major in Art; students may choose between four
concentrations: Art Education, Graphic Design, Photography or Studio Arts, a B.A.
with a major in Art; students may choose between four concentrations: Fashion Design,
Fashion Merchandising, Global Art Histories or Visual Arts, a M.F.A with a major in
Art; students may choose between five concentrations: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting,
Printmaking/Photography or Sculpture, a M.A. with a major in Art History; students
may choose between five concentrations: African American - African Diaspora Art Histories,
African American and African Diaspora Art Histories Concentration with Museum Studies
Certificate, Egyptian Art and Archaeology, General Art History, Museum Practices and
a M.A.T with certification in the area of Art Education.
The department offers Graduate Certificates; students may choose between Graphic Design or Museum Studies, an Accelerated Bachelors to Masters in Graphic Design and Minors in Art History, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Design, Photography, Studio Arts and Web Design are also available.