Art (Bachelor of Art)

Art (Bachelor of Art)

  The Art Department contains some of the most talented faculty that I have ever worked with.  The faculty creates an enriching and unique learning experience that is always challenging me to try new things as an artist. -Karis Jones/Yukon, OK

The successful artist must develop intellectual, philosophical and technical strength, possess a broad worldview and demonstrate the ability to solve problems in a creative and self-assured manner.

USAO’s art program is built upon these three basic tenets.

Our professionally-staffed art courses are specifically designed to teach visual language in a logical sequence of courses. This program reinforces and broadens a student’s professional education, preparing him or her for a successful career. USAO's liberal arts model places the highest premium on communication and, as artists, we are committed to our role as visual communicators.

USAO’s art program offers a bachelor’s degree of fine art and bachelor’s degree in art, with concentrations in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, graphic design and computer graphics.

 Small classes make a difference. As a USAO art major, expect an atmosphere where your instructors know your strengths and weaknesses as well as your first and last name.

Note: Items on this page and page links are intended for informational purposes only. Please consult the current USAO catalog for actual class requirements for this or any other major field of study. Current USAO students should consult their advisor.

Notable Alumni

  • Daniel Brunner

    USAO's art and computer science programs sent Daniel Brunner along the path that led to a career at Microsoft.
  • Amber Heilman | 2008

    Art graduate Amber Heilman’s education led her to a career as an educator.
  • Erin Siobhan Smith | 2007

    After a decade in education, one alumna knows it was USAO that led to her successful career.
  • Albert Loveless | 1997

    One USAO alumni uses his interdisciplinary education in starting his own business.