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:
Online Creative Content Developer
These are just a few of our recent graduates who have gone on to successful careers in and out of the arts. These examples illustrate how UWF prepares students to be Makers, Thinkers, and Scholars.
Patrick Jacobs, BA Studio Art, Class of 1994, Award Winning Sculptor whose work has appeared in the Museum of Art and Design, NY and in the New York Times
Yuri Ramos, BA Studio Art, Class of 2008, Project Architect at STOA Architects
Joori Lee, BA Graphic Design, Class of 2011, UX Designer at Cisco Laboratories
Kaitlyn Ducharme, BA Graphic Design, Class of 2012, Media Specialist at Northrop Grumman
Dali Ramos, BA Graphic Design, Class of 2012, Cyber Information Systems Security Analyst at Northrop Grumman
Amy Churchwell, BA in Graphic Design, Class of 2013, Front End Web Developer at Mozilla
Mervyn Ortiz, BA in Graphic Design, Class of 2014, Visual Information Specialist at National Naval Aviation Museum
James Worsham, BFA in Studio Art, Class of 2015, formerly designer at Anthropologie, owner of Handy Dandy Productions (clients include Marriot and W Hotels, and the OWN Network)
Colleen Jennings, BFA in Graphic Design and Digital Art, class of 2015, now works in Media Arts at UC Santa Cruz
Dylan Nadsady, BFA in Digital Art Class of 2018, Freelance Illustrator for Perfect Plain Brewery, Hatchmark Studio, and Hale Design
Stacy Martin, BA in Art History, Class of 2018, Journalist for the Defuniak Springs Herald
Sam Trevino, BFA in Graphic Design, Class of 2017, Technical Illustrator at Boeing
Victor Rosales, BFA in Graphic Design, Class of 2018, Graphic Designer at Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK
Ilan Berkstein, BFA in Graphic Design, Class of 2019, Graphic Designer for EA Games, working on Madden Football.
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.
While the notion of “home” can invoke feelings of security, it may also be complicated by notions of belonging, safety, and physical and geographical boundaries. This exhibition will examine “home” through the lens of this complex moment, and include varied conceptions of “home” as we confront the physical or psychological space in which we live, learn, work, grieve, and ultimately grow within or without “home.” What, where, or who is HOME?
October 1-15, 2020 November 1-15, 2020 (October 19-30th, closed for early voting in the CFPA)