Skip to main content
Art student painting sailboats in a University of the Cumberlands class.

Bachelor's Degree in Art

Demonstrating God’s perfect wisdom through art is a historically noble profession. Start your journey down that path with an education built on a quality liberal arts foundation — earn your bachelor's degree in art at University of the Cumberlands. From traditional fine arts to innovative modern art, you’ll challenge yourself and stretch your imagination. With a BA in art covering the media and techniques you need to explore your craft, as you work with faculty members who are accomplished artists in their own right, you’ll be developing the skills and knowledge you need for a future in the arts.

Should I Major in Art?

Art majors in college enjoy challenging courses that include study in a broad range of media as well as art history. You’ll discover diverse artists and media through the university’s own collection, as well as organized trips to art museums in nearby cities like Louisville, Cincinnati, and Knoxville.

Throughout your BA in art, you’ll take classes on topics including:

  • Art history
  • Drawing
  • Design
  • Computer imaging
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Photography

As you work toward your bachelor’s degree in art, you’ll be encouraged to view yourself as a working artist by presenting your best pieces for exhibition. Past work by faculty and art majors have been featured in solo and group exhibitions and have even been reviewed in a variety of newspapers, magazines, and catalogs.


You’re interested in pursuing artistic endeavors, but perhaps you haven’t decided exactly what form that will take yet.  A bachelor's degree in art from UC can open doors of opportunity to a  wide variety of career fields.  For example, art majors could build a career producing, exhibiting, and selling their work, or continue their education with a graduate degree and become certified to teach art. Other potential jobs for those with a degree in art include:

  • Painter
  • Sculptor
  • Illustrator
  • Art Therapist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Let the art bachelor degree from University of the Cumberlands help you prepare for your future – and pursue your passion! Fill out the form on this page to see how to make your inspiration come to life with a BS or BA in Art. Let’s talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and more!

Admissions Office

Contact Us

Phone:  606.539.4240
Toll-Free:  877.713.8767
Fax:  606.539.4303

Visit Us In Person

6178 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.