Art is not just another major at college—it’s the beginning of a lifelong creative journey.

The art curriculum at Ozarks blends an intense fine arts studio experience with creative problem solving, abstract thinking, and critical analysis. Students are engaged in learning and responding to the content and complexity of the human experience.

The art program is diverse in nature, allowing students to explore a variety of fine art media, such as Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Ceramics. From this broad foundation of technical knowledge, students have the freedom to investigate a range of meaningful ideas to discover their own creative voice.

Students will find small class sizes that provide a challenging, yet supportive atmosphere, and a strong sense of community. On evenings and weekends, it is not unusual to find the art studios full of students working on projects and sharing ideas.

Along the way, students have the opportunity to participate in exhibitions on and off campus, work with visiting artists, participate in internships, take field trips to museums, and galleries, and travel to workshops and conferences. These experiences help students make connections, discover new ideas, and build professional skills.

An art degree at Ozarks goes beyond learning how to create powerful works of art. By combining an Art major with minors such as Education, Business, Environmental Science, or Psychology, students gain a breadth and depth of knowledge that helps them find their fit in the world.


President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.

“I think the art department is particularly special because you can do things the other programs won’t let you do, and that is to express yourself.”

Obed Gonzalez, Class of 2017