UMHB Art students are challenged to develop an aesthetic and creative intelligence through practicing a visual arts discipline. Experiential learning happens here in a studio setting under the guidance and mentorship of professional artists and designers in a broad range of media and professional approaches. There is a special atmosphere of encouragement and joy for the creative process in the Art Department.
Students are expected to develop the highest levels of individual artistic performance possible. Each person involved grows toward a broader cultural understanding and aesthetic appreciation, which enriches both the university community and beyond.
UMHB offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) professional degree in areas of emphasis in Studio Art, Art Education, and Visual Communications (Graphic Design), as well as the traditional liberal arts degree, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art. All of the Art Faculty at UMHB possess the Master of Fine Arts, which is the terminal degree for studio art. There are several adjunct instructors who are also outstanding professionals.