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Bachelor's Degree in Art

B.A. or B.F.A. in art; minor

We believe in using thought-provoking, aesthetically pleasing and intellectual challenging works of art to appeal to the diversity of human life. At K-State, art students can choose from a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

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The K-State difference

K-State art students develop a broad education in the visual arts or art history, leading to various career opportunities as an animator, jewelry designer or anything in between. Students learn from faculty who are skilled and respected in their art disciplines, providing strong mentoring and real-world opportunities.

As an undergraduate, you'll have opportunities to exhibit your work, attend artist lectures and study abroad. Additionally, broaden your art horizons through one of our student clubs and organizations, including the K-State Metals Club, Potters Guild, KSU Photo Club and many more.

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Did you know?

Our studio art and digital experimental media students are accepted into top national Master of Fine Arts programs. Plus, a high percentage of graphic design students find professional positions within their first year following graduation. More than 90 percent of students find relevant jobs or choose to continue their education within three months of graduation.

What classes will I take in art?

At K-State, art students have a variety of degree options and concentrations:

  • Drawing
  • Graphic design
  • Digital/experimental media
  • DX media
  • Printmaking
  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
  • Metals and jewelry
  • Studio arts (B.A. students)
  • Art history (B.A. students)

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How can I continue my education?

Art Minor
Art (ED ART) Teacher Licensure Program
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

What can I do with an art degree?

Artists work in a variety of careers including communications, education, art exhibition, art production, and administration. 

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Career Center

The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process

Tuition and Scholarships

Learn more about the $42 million in scholarships Kansas State University awards to students each year!

Additional K-State opportunities

Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.

Pre-law

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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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Department of Art
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Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6605
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