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Do you see yourself as an Artist, Art Historian, or Art Educator, or maybe all of the above?

All of our degrees require courses in Art History and Art Studio which range from introductory courses to specialized topics taught in small classes with specialist faculty. Undergraduates can major in one of four degrees in the Department of Art:

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art Studio
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art Studio
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art Education

We also offer a Minor in Art (24 hours of coursework) in either Art History or Art Studio

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Events and offerings for Undergraduates in the Department of Art

  • Annual Undergraduate Party and Open House
  • Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
  • Opportunities to show artwork and curate exhibitions
  • Collection visits and travel opportunities
  • Experiential learning with local schools, museums, and community programs
  • Lecture series with nationally recognized artists, art historians, and art educators
  • Awards and scholarships
  • Student-led clubs, organizations, and publications
  • Extended access to studio spaces, workshops, digital labs, and equipment
  • Student employment opportunities
  • UNM Art Museum is FREE to all students
  • UNM Art Museum Student Advisory Council
  • Courses taught in the UNM Art Museum
  • Collaborations with ArtsLab, Tamarind Institute, and Fine Arts Design Library