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Art & Art History
University of Mississippi

Academic Programs

The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Mississippi offers three undergraduate degree programs.


Bachelor of Arts in Art
Bachelor of Arts in Art History
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art
        Concentration – Expanded Media Arts:
                  • Graphic Design
                  • Printmaking & Imaging Arts 
        Concentration – Fine Art:
                  • Ceramics
                  • Painting
                  • Sculpture

The BA degree has a deeper and wider general education foundation than the BFA degree. The BA degree provides flexibility for combining the study of art with a minor field of study. BA students can use their art electives to focus on the studio area of their choice. Students can choose to enter the BFA Studio Art program during the regular UM admissions process. After completing the foundation core and having a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and 2.5 GPA in all art and art history courses, BFA students participate in the BFA Foundations Review to stay in the BFA degree. BFA students then gain wider training across the studio areas, gain depth in their chosen emphasis area, build a professional portfolio, and hold a final thesis show.

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