Undergraduate Program

A student sits at an easel set up in Marvin Grove and paints a figure that is sitting off in the distance

Study Visual Art at the University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is the school of choice for ambitious art students throughout the region. The Department of Visual Art provides students with the technical skill and cultural awareness essential to the careers of professional artists, scholars, teachers or administrators. Seminars on specialized topics, a strong visiting artist schedule, trips to major cities, and study abroad possibilities all enrich students studying Visual Art at the University of Kansas.

Visual Art at the University of Kansas

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Undergraduate Program

Preparing and Inspiring Artist Scholars for Careers in Visual Art.

The Visual Art degrees allow students to design an academic experience tailored to their interests and goals. By choosing and combining courses from across a variety of studio areas, students direct their own educational path. Additionally they can choose to pursue an immersive academic experience in Ceramics, Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Textiles, Art History or Visual Art Education.

A student uses a pneumatic tool to work on a jewelry piece

A Metalsmithing/Jewelry student works on a piece in the metalsmithing studio.

A group critiques a painting on an easel.

Professor Norman Akers leads a painting critique outside of the Spencer Research Library.

A student carves a piece of wood

A student works on a woodblock in Professor Yoonmi Nam's mokuhanga class.

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Department of Visual Art
The University of Kansas
Department of Visual Art
1467 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence , Kansas 660445