Studio Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

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Push your creations further in our Studio Art program


The B.F.A. in studio art program at UW is offered to outstanding students preparing for art studies careers, and professional activity beyond the undergraduate level. The degree gives students a professional overview along with theoretical and historical context.


What is Studio Art?

UW’s B.F.A. in studio art program requires an application after the successful completion of foundational classes and portfolio review. Students pursuing the degree achieve great knowledge in upper-division studio and art history courses. A series of capstone classes and a group exhibition of B.F.A. work culminate in the degree during the student’s senior year.


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All faculty in the department find ways to connect students to research, grants and other opportunities.

Professor Doug Russell focuses on drawing and coordinates the Drawing program. He’s a visual artist who has creations all over the world from Missouri to Berlin.

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What Can You Do with a B.F.A. in Studio Art?

Students graduating with a B.F.A. in studio art pursue inspired careers in museums and galleries, art therapy, illustration, design and more. Many individuals join creative spaces in their communities. Students can reference creative processes to find success in other fields as well.

Studio Art Careers

  • Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Teacher
  • Commercial and Industrial Designer
  • Fashion Designer


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Here are a few places our University of Wyoming alumni are getting creative!

  • Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • SPAO: Photographic Arts Centre
  • Kumiko Art Studio
  • 3 Square Art Gallery
  • Chautauqua Institute
  • University of Wyoming Art Museum
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B.F.A. in Studio Art Program Highlights

The B.F.A. in studio art program at UW gives aspiring artists opportunities to collaborate and connect with like-minded individuals.

Trips & Conferences 

Students are encouraged to participate in discipline-specific conferences, some past conferences include the following: Western Cast Iron Conference, Mid-America Print Council and National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts. 

Art Organizations

Involvement in student groups presents opportunities for research, networking and travel. Some recognized organizations include the Student Art League and the Wyoming Sculpture Society. 

Contact Us

We're Eager to Help!

Department of Visual Arts

Visual Arts Building, Room 110

Department 3138, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3269