Earn an Art Degree
Pursue one of eight different art concentrations
Gain exposure to historical perspectives, the principles of design, and a diversity of media through our curriculum. Our private university allows you to obtain a thorough understanding of art methods and techniques while also discovering your personal creativity and individuality.
We continually produce successful, skilled artists, with many of our students hosting exhibitions of their own works in conjunction with Final Fridays. Alumni fondly remember the many studio hours they spent developing critical thinking skills, technical proficiencies, and an appreciation for both contemporary and historic art.
Why Study Art at Newman?
- Scholarships available for Art majors and minors
- Faculty are experienced professional artists
- The Newman University Steckline Gallery is one of the top new exhibition spaces in the city, attracting regional artists and artists from around the world.
- Students will have the ability to study art in Europe by participating in the Study Abroad program.
FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS
Newman University also offers Art scholarships for qualified students interested in studying the art, including graphic design. To apply for an Art scholarship, please submit the Art scholarship application below in addition to your Newman University application for admission. Scholarships are limited to Art majors, range in value from $8,000-$12,000 and are awarded based on academic criteria and a portfolio review. Please contact the Office of Admissions or the Art department for more information. Learn more about creating a portfolio in this video.
About Our Art Program
Bachelor of Arts in Art
The Bachelor of Arts in Art is a great blend (as a double major or minor) with degrees in marketing, communications, education, and psychology. The BA in Art can also prepare students for an advanced degree in those disciplines.
As students advance through the program, they will be able to enter student juried competitions and exhibitions regionally and nationally as well as participate in internships and cooperative education opportunities.
This degree focuses on preparing you for a role in a variety of creative arts:
- Practice in a variety of areas including art illustration, community art programs, and packaging
- Work as an artist in ceramics, graphic design, painting/drawing, printmaking, or sculpture artist
- Lead as a museum or gallery curator or director
While earning your Bachelor of Arts in Art, you can expect to take courses including Drawing, Ceramics, Photography, Graphic Design, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Painting. A complete four-year plan of study can be found here.
Minor in Art
Interested in supporting your major with a Minor in Art? Here is the required curriculum for an art minor.
About Our Faculty
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in art. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that they are available and ready to help.
While pursuing a degree in art, you can expect a promising future. Employment of craft and fine artists is projected to grow from 2014 to 2024. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demand for talented, creative artists.
A degree in art will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialties related to creative and fine arts. Here are some examples of potential art careers:
- Graphic Designer
- Communications specialist
- Marketing Coordinator
- Digital Design
- Freelance Artist
Through our art program, you have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in the Wichita community. Students have interned, worked for or went on to further studies at the following locations: Catholic Charities, Child Start, Cohlmia Marketing, PK Technology, Savannah College of Art and Design (MFA), Wichita Art Museum, Wichita State University, City Arts, Museum of World Treasures and more.
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Students can join Alpha Chi Alpha, the university art club aimed at helping students discover and cultivate creativity and individuality through interactive events, educational experiences, and art exhibitions. This organization allows for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
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We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
"I like the communication and teamwork, especially with my advisors. Having a small classroom size really helped me because it was a one-on-one. They knew my name and I wasn’t just a number. The one stipulation I had [during my college search] was that I wanted to go to a school where I could express my faith. I’m very glad I chose Newman."
Emilie Leivian, CLASS OF 2016
"I’ve obviously learned from some of the greatest faculty and staff that we have. I think Newman is great about that, I mean we have the best faculty and staff in my opinion. They’re awesome, great examples."
Brandi Boes, Class of 2016
Start Your Art Degree Today
Taking your first step toward a better future is easy with Newman University.
VISIT THE CAMPUS
The best way to discover if Newman is the right home for you is to plan a campus visit. The Welcome Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is even open on select Saturdays!
FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY
Ready to submit your application? Apply online now or view our printable application.