The department of art offers the B.A. and B.F.A. in art, the B.S. in graphic design and media, the B.A. in art history, and the MFA in art. The B.A. and B.F.A. programs are available with concentrations in painting, drawing & printmaking, photography, and sculptural practice.

Mission & Vision

The department of art seeks to educate creative professionals who will not only be able to continue in careers as practicing, exhibiting artists/designers, but who will be able to make vital contributions to the Las Vegas entertainment and tourism industries as well as forming a solid base of cultural capital that will bolster the local economy and add to the “creative class.” We aim to offer high-quality fine arts exhibitions to a broad public through enhanced and expanded programming in the Donna Beam Gallery and the Marjorie Barrick Museum.

Chair's Message

Welcome to the department of art at UNLV, which involves art, design, and art history. I look forward to learning about your experience and your goals as an artist, designer, historian, and innovator. We are reviewing and revising our curricular and programmatic offerings in the Department of Art to best speak to the diversity of the extraordinary students at UNLV. I look forward to being surprised and inspired by how you participate with us!

- Marcus Civin