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 the goal of educating 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 here at UNLV. We have some world-class artists on our faculty helping mold the students who will be tomorrow's world-class artists. The department is undergoing some exciting changes as we begin to reshape our curriculum to better reflect the global landscape and expectations of art students looking to the future but always grounded in the importance of the past. I am proud of this department and the importance of our graduates to Las Vegas, the region, and the world.

-Sean Clark