Fine Art

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art

Offered face-to-face on the Parkville campus.

Within the context of Park University’s strong liberal arts tradition, Art and Design students receive a strong foundation in the studio disciplines and in the history of art. Internships allow upper level students the opportunity to explore careers in many art and design fields.

Our spacious main studio, the entire top floor of Alumni Hall, overlooks Parkville, the Missouri River, the Kansas City skyline and the scenic Parkville home campus, and provides year-round landscape subjects. Our Sixth Street Studio is a freestanding building that houses the ceramic and fiber studio. Two separate studio complexes in Park University’s underground Mabee Learning Center house the Graphic Design Studio (with state-of-the-art Macintosh workstations, digital cameras, scanners, printers and extensive software) and the Interior Design Studios (with AutoCAD lab, drafting room and materials resource lab). The Campanella Gallery, located in McAfee Memorial Library, offers a year round cycle of exhibits in all media by professional artists in addition to providing graduating seniors with a professional quality exhibition space for their senior exhibits.

Access to the exhibitions and programs of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City and the Spencer Museum in nearby Lawrence, and the numerous commercial and educational galleries in the Greater Kansas City, particularly in Kansas city’s dynamic Crossroads Arts District add depth and variety to the classroom and the studio experience.

  • 42 Hours
  • 2.0 GPA

16-Week Parkville

Degree Requirements

Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog) Hours
Freshman Core Curriculum 15
AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Art. 3
AR 140 Drawing I 3
AR 203 Three-Dimensional Design 3
AR 204 Two-Dimensional Design: Black & White 3
AR 208 Color Theory 3
Fine Arts Curriculum 27
AR 215 Art History I 3
AR 216 Art History II 3
AR 241 Photography I 3
AR 240 Drawing II 3
AR 280 Painting I 3
AR 320 Ceramics I 3
    – OR –  
AR 370 Fiber I 3
Studio Discipline Courses* 6-9
Two AR 300 & 400 level elective courses 6
AR 497 Senior Seminar 3
Total Hours 42

*Each Fine Art major must choose a studio discipline to emphasize by earning a minimum of 6-9 credit hours in it. Available studio disciplines are: drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and fiber.