Art Program

Undergraduate Programs (BA/BFA/Minor)


The Department of Art teaches visual literacy skills with the intention of preparing our graduates for a lifetime of creative activity.

The department offers two undergraduate art degrees, 
the BA and the BFA 
as well as a minor in art.

The BA degree is intended for the student desiring a liberal education with a concentration in art, while the BFA provides for more professional training in the studio area. The BFA is the required undergraduate degree for admission to most Master of Fine Arts programs.

All students who start college in the Fall semester 2015 or later who wish to pursue a BA or BFA degree in art will need to pass the Art Department BA/BFA Portfolio Review.


For more information on the undergraduate programs in the Art Program contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies:

Deborah Huelsbergen 
Associate Professor 
A202 Fine Arts Building
Department of Art
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211-6090