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Undergraduate Major

The Department offers course work leading to the BA and BFA degrees in visual art. Based on their goals and career plans, students in consultation with a faculty advisor select the appropriate degree program plan. Students major in visual art in one or more of the following areas: 



Graphic Design






The Department also offers course work leading to the BA in Art History and the BA in Art Education

University of Wyoming BA Degree Requirements

The B.A. degree is available to students who are preparing for further studies or careers in the arts & arts-related fields, such as art education, graphic design, art therapy, medical illustration, botanical illustration & forensic illustration. Students work with their academic advisers to select courses from the USP & elective offerings to complement art studies in their areas of interest. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses taken to satisfy department requirements. Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition to the university requirement that degree candidates hold a minimum cumulative grade point aver-age of 2.00, degree candidates for the B.A. degree in the Art Department also must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average & a 2.50 grade point average in Art Department courses at the time of graduation.

University of Wyoming BFA Degree Requirements

The B.F.A. degree program is offered to outstanding students who are prepared for art studies, careers and professional activity beyond the undergraduate level. Up to seventy (70) semester hours are focused in studio and art history course work, while a minimum of fifty-eight (58) semester hours are reserved for University Studies Program requirements. All B.F.A. students will be required to participate in the B.F.A. exhibition upon graduation.

All B.F.A. students will be required to sign a contract that will outline deadlines and requirements for the B.F.A. exhibition. Prior to the B.F.A. exhibition, students will participate in studio visits with a rotating group of Art faculty members. If faculty deem their work insufficient, they reserve the right to exclude the work from the exhibition and withhold the B.F.A. degree. For more information, visit Bachelor of Fine Arts


BA in Art History

The Art History is a major part of the history of art. Students will develop a broad understanding of world art, study the art of western and other global cultures in-depth, and be introduced to the historiography and professional practices related to the field. Closely linked to the Museum Studies Minor Curriculum, the Art History major has a strong vocational application.

BA in Art Education

The Art Education degree supports the students' development as reflective, innovative and engaged K-12 art educators. The curriculum encompasses Extensive Studio Art Competencies in Art History and Professional Education. Art Education courses covers a variety of teaching practices and methods of curriculum development that include interdisciplinary, multicultural approaches to teaching and emphasizing relevance to the lives of K-12 students and the realities of our contemporary world. In-class learning is augmented with firsthand teaching experiences in local and regional schools Wyoming licensure for teaching K-12 Art.

Graphic Design Concentration

Graphic designers explore a variety of communication issues that deal with various messages and audiences. Students interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design, Visual Communication, and Digital and Emerging Media may be a part of the BA or BFA degree in Graphic Design. Students planning to graduate in the second semester of the freshman year.



BA & BFA Requirements

BA & BFA Requirements

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Art Education Requirements

Art Education Requirements

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Graphic Design Requirements

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4 Year Degree Plan 

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Department of Visual & Literary Arts

Visual Arts Building, Room 110

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3138

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-3269


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