Art and Design

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.


Open: Southern Reach Field School Applications

Inspired by the novels by Jeff VanderMeer, Southern Reach Field School is an exclusive three-night/four-day trans-disciplinary program for 20 UWF students and select members of the STEAM2020 faculty. Our mission is to enter VanderMeer's "Area X," otherwise known as St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (March 7th - 10th).

Together, we will engage in field research that emphasizes the cross-fertilization of the arts and sciences, the complexity and richness, of our coastal ecosystems, and the inextricable relationship between human and non-human ecologies. SRFS faculty includes members from UWF's Art, English, and Environmental Science departments, as well as distinguished visitors. SRFS is free for all students selected for inclusion in the program.


The deadline for application is February 16, 2020, 11:59 p.m. 
The application can be found at . 
For more information please contact Thomas Asmuth . 


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. 

The Art Gallery at UWF


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

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.


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