Department of Art and Design
The Department of Art and Design offers a Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design, Digital Art, or Studio Art and a Bachelor of Art in Art Studio or Art History.
Welcome to the Department of Art and Design
Welcome to the Department of Art and Design at the University of West Florida. For more than fifty years, we have fostered independent and critical thinking in our students through the production and study of the visual arts.
The department offers two Baccalaureate programs: a Bachelor Degree (B.A.) in Art Studio which allows students to concentrate in Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, and Art History; and a Bachelor of Fine Art (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design, Digital Art, and Studio Art (Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography). Our B.A. is streamlined to accommodate double majoring and we offer minors in Studio Art, Art History, and Graphic Design. Read more from Dr. David Earle, interim chair, Department of Art and Design.
Additionally, the department offers scholarship opportunities, student clubs and exhibition opportunities.
Career Opportunities in Art Such as:
- Graphic Artist
- Studio Artist
- Art Historian
TAG at UWF
The Art Gallery at UWF (TAG) features an annual series of revolving exhibitions that highlight student work as well as regional, national, and international artists. Visit TAG online.
UWF's Art Museum, the Pensacola Museum of Art, features regional and international exhibitions. Students have the opportunity to do internships on museum education, curation, and exhibition installation as well as give gallery talks and work as docents. On occasion the museum features student art exhibitions. For more information, please visit the Pensacola Museum of Art.
The STEAM2020 Exhibition and Colloquium is a community-centered, educational experience engaging contemporary art with science and new technologies through a ten-week program of art exhibitions, lectures, workshops, film screenings, artist residencies, and a one-day colloquium with speakers from around the globe. The artists and speakers of STEAM2020 challenge narratives of human ecologies and offer exciting insights into transdisciplinary processes.
Art Events and Stories
UWF Kappa Pi members internationally recognizedJanuary 8, 2020 | Brandy Gottlieb
Now alumnae, two UWF students recently received international recognition from Kappa Pi, the oldest and largest international college and university honorary art fraternity. Stacey Martin, who graduated in May 2019 with a BA, was awarded the first-place scholarship for Kappa Pi’s Graduating Senior category. Sonia Soto, who graduated this past December with a BFA, was named third-place scholarship winner for the New Initiatives category.
TAG presents "Points of Departure," a foundation-level exhibitionJanuary 10, 2020 | Center for Fine & Performing Arts
TAG presents its annual "Points of Departure" exhibition to showcase foundation-level student works.
John Markowitz: "Recent Work" at the PMA from November 8, 2019 thru February 2, 2020November 5, 2019 | Center for Fine & Performing Arts
John Markowitz: "Recent Work" at the Pensacola Museum of Art from November 8, 2019 thru February 2, 2020.