Why earn a Bachelor of Arts in Art at Washburn?

The Art program at Washburn University has the same facilities and equipment as stand-alone art schools, while also offering you a rich college experience at Washburn. As soon as you declare an art major, you’ll be paired with a faculty advisor-mentor who can support your interests and academic success. This program allows you to combine art with another interest as a double major. Hands-on practice, a robust internship program and travel opportunities within the United States and abroad ensure you'll have a wide range of experiences.
Career Forecast Stable OutlookAverage Salary Depends on fieldon campus
A professor gestures while sitting at a line of computers with students working on animation graphics.

Is the Bachelor of Arts in Art right for me?

The Bachelor of Arts in art is the right option if you want to easily combine your coursework with a major in another field (such as Mass Media, Psychology or Biology). You’ll earn a versatile degree that offers a foundation in art history, design and drawing, and you can tailor your upper-level art courses to your interest.

If you want to focus specifically on studio practice or plan to pursue a Master of Fine Arts, consider the BFA in Studio Arts. If you want to be an Art Educator, the BFA in Art Education with teacher licensure is right for you. If you want to research art or work as a curator, the BA in Art History may be your best choice.

Jobs & Opportunities

CAREER FORECAST: stable outlook

Important qualities

Curiosity in a variety of areas
Driven to develop across multiple media, including knowledge in the digital arts
Tenacity – listening and responding to constructive criticism as a way to improve your work and adapt to change

Internship opportunities

Graphic or commercial design
Arts administration
Web design
Film & Animation
NOTO Arts District

Our alumni are working as:

Arts Center staff
Graphic designers in a variety of settings
Art therapists
Artists in full-time studio practice

Cost and financial aid

All programs in the Art Department are offered as Traditional Undergraduate courses.

The Art Department offers a variety of scholarships for incoming, transferring, and continuing full-time art majors. The application deadline is February 1 each year for the next fall. Limited funds may be available at fall enrollment. Work study and studio assistant positions also are available.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Art Department

Art Department
Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1125
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

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