UNK students in a drawing class

About the Studio Art Degree Program

On Campus

The Studio Art degree offers a comprehensive study for those preparing for a career in the visual arts or future graduate study.

In pursuing a Studio Art degree, you will acquire specialized skills and develop a unique and individual approach to your work. Faculty strive to empower you to live a life rich in artistic expression and professional achievement.

As an art major, you'll be expected to demonstrate a high level of ability in basic art courses, and to build on that foundation to excel in your area of specialization. The program builds toward a public exhibition of students' art during their senior year.

Students can choose from the following emphasis areas: Ceramics, Drawing, Glass, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

The Department of Art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has an exceptional student-to-faculty ratio where instructors work closely with you, guiding and challenging you to excel in your artistic and scholarly pursuits. Though the courses offered, your creativity will be developed and your knowledge of fine art processes expanded. In core foundation courses you will practice critical thinking skills and explore self-expression.

Studio Art Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Studio Art Bachelor of Arts


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

What can you do with a Studio Art Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Studio Art graduates work for.


  • Sculptor
  • Ceramist
  • Cartoonist
  • Painter
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Mural Artist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Caricature Artist
  • Calligrapher
  • Glass Blower
  • Commercial Artist
  • Photographer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Set Designer

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