Bachelor's Degree in Art

As an art major at University of the Cumberlands, you will earn a solid art education built on a quality liberal arts foundation. From the traditional to the innovative, you will challenge yourself as you earn your art degree with media and technique as you work with faculty members who are accomplished artists in their own right.

When you major in art, you can enjoy a challenging curriculum that includes study in a broad range of media as well as art history. You also will experience exposure to diverse artists and media through access to the university’s own collection and organized trips to art museums in nearby cities like Louisville, Cincinnati and Knoxville.

The faculty members will encourage you to view yourself as a working artist and to present your best pieces for exhibition. Work by University of the Cumberlands’ faculty and students has been featured in solo and group exhibitions and has been reviewed in a variety of newspapers, magazines and catalogs.

When you complete your bachelor’s degree in art, you will be well-prepared for art-related graduate studies or for an art career in any field where your talent and skills can be fully utilized.

What Can I Do With This Art Degree?

Some students earning their art degree plan to dedicate their careers to producing, exhibiting and selling their work, often furthering their formal instruction by pursuing graduate degrees such as the Master of Fine Arts. Many prepare to specialize in teaching art, while others benefit from their training through careers in graphic design, advertising, illustration or art therapy.