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Art & Design Programs

University of Idaho's Department of Art and Design combines creativity, traditional and digital skills in a studio environment. Students in undergraduate and graduate art and design programs learn by doing. Here, our students create art and design work that prompts reflection, questions societal norms and addresses the needs of diverse environments.

With faculty and students actively engaged in conversations across the Pacific Northwest, our students gain unique opportunities to practice and showcase their work. But their impact doesn’t stop there — their experiences extend far beyond our region. Explore the dynamic intersection of art, design and innovation at University of Idaho.

Art & Design Degree Programs

Start your art and design journey with a bachelor’s degree, or elevate your career with a master’s degree from U of I.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art

Learn more about the visual and liberal arts and develop technical skills through hands-on studio experience.

Major in Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Studio Art & Design

Strengthen your artistic skills and prepare for a career in the modern art community.

Study Studio Art & Design

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Art

Take your creativity to the next level — enhance your own work or learn how to instruct art courses.

Advance in Art

Undergraduate Areas of Emphasis

Personalize your undergraduate art and design degree by specializing in a dynamic area of emphasis. Our bachelor’s degree programs offer tracks in graphic design, interaction design, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, allowing you to shape your coursework to match your unique interests and career goals.

NASAD LogoThe art and design program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the U.S. accrediting agency for art and design and art and design-related disciplines.
Accreditation by NASAD ensures that our programs are of high academic quality and integrity, and that we meet the recommended guidelines and professional standards in art and design education across the nation. These standards include small class size, high-quality instruction, and rigorous curricular requirements.

Enhance Your Experience

Fund your CAA degree with scholarships specifically created for art and design majors. Explore more than 10 scholarship opportunities and learn how to apply.

Apply for Scholarships

Our students have a reputation for creating work that challenges and inspires. Whether focused on art or design the work is impactful. See how they are creating beautiful work while transforming lives and communities.

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Discover What’s Next

University of Idaho’s art and design programs provide you with endless opportunities — swipe your paintbrush over an empty canvas, sculpt meaningful pieces, design with real clients and spend time with faculty in the studio environment. Prepare to unlock your full artistic potential.

Art & Design

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2471
Moscow, ID

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428