Art & Art History
- Michael Andrew Barnett - Chair and Professor of Theatre and Film and Interim Chair of Art and Art History
116 Meek Hall
University, MS 38677
The Department of Art offers a minor and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in art history and a minor, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in art. The B.A. degree is offered for students who wish to major in art as part of a liberal arts education. The B.F.A. degree is offered to qualifying students who seek a more intensive studio art program as a professional degree or as preparation for graduate study. It allows for an emphasis in Fine Art with areas of concentration in ceramics, painting, and sculpture or an emphasis in Expanded Media Arts, with areas of concentration in graphic design as well as printmaking & imaging arts. After completing the Foundation Core of 15 hours (typically within the first two semesters), B.F.A. students participate in the BFA Foundations Review. A successful foundations review allows the student to select an emphasis and concentration to continue in the B.F.A degree. An unsuccessful foundation review will require the student to switch to the B.A. degree in art. For the M.F. A. in art, students complete an emphasis in ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.
All degree offerings of the Department of Art are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.