Department of Art
The Department of Art offers two baccalaureate programs, leading to either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Art, or the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree. An Art minor is also available.
The Department of Art
The Department of Art offered its first classes on the same day that the University of West Florida opened its doors, September 25, 1967. Dr. John Carey, chair of the Art Department, recruited faculty from the best art programs across the country. Classes included only juniors, seniors, and graduate students until the Fall of 1983, when the University first admitted its freshmen. Today, the Department of Art is housed in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts (Building 82), along with the Departments of Music and Theatre. Dr. Barbara Larson currently serves as the department chair.
Welcome to the Department of Art!
We have a vibrant community of more than 200 students and a distinguished faculty passionate about teaching. Majors in the Art Department earn B.F.A.s in the studio arts, graphic design, or digital art and B.A.s in art history or studio art. Classes in museum studies and gallery practices are offered on a regular basis. ... Read more from Dr. Barbara Larson, Department of Art chair.
- Thu, 03 May 2018 14:22:47 GMTUWF Historic Trust and Polimbatree to host performance of African art, poetry, dance and song
- Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:46:50 GMTThe Art Gallery at UWF presents an exhibition by Michael J. Deas and Gregory B. Saunders
- Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:06:34 GMTThe Art Gallery at UWF presents Points of Departure, a Foundation-level Student Art Exhibition
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.
Dept. of Art students produce site-specific work across Pensacola
Students from the Department of Art were given a unique opportunity during the Fall 2017 semester. Twelve students enrolled in the class ‘Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism’, to research and discuss the broad and complex terrain of contemporary sculptural practices as they engage public spaces. In addition, the students had the opportunity . . . Read More.
FORMER STUDENT UPDATE and VIDEO
Josh Green on UWF and after, including his Summer Artists in Residence and Figure Drawing Workshops.How Anatomy Informs Figurative Art
UWF graphic design students contribute to Pensacon using 3-D printing technology
On Feb. 22, 2018, UWF’s Innovation Institute hosted an evening with “Star Trek” actor Robert Picardo as part of the pop culture convention Pensacon. The event included a tour of the Innovation Institute, a photo with Picardo, and a souvenir bag, which featured limited-edition figurines created by UWF graphic design students.
Read more about UWF students participating in Pensacon.
Call for Public Art on STEAM
Call to Artists
The University of West Florida is sponsoring a $500,000 call for public sculpture
on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
For more information see: University of West Florida Call for Public Art