Program Description

The fine arts program at UNM-Valencia provides students with the first two years of study toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (BFA) at UNM-Main. Courses and course sequences are designed to encourage students to discover art principles and develop their creativity in such subjects as drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and electronic media. Students also study art to broaden their cultural background and enhance their general education. The first level of courses is designed for beginning students with little or no experience in fine arts.

Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

The program provides students with the courses necessary for completion of the first two years of study toward a bachelor's degree at UNM-Main Campus and most other 4-year institutions. Being a practitioner of studio art allows a student to expand in many artistic directions. It could be the start of a career as an artist where you create personal works. A student could also pursue a position in an arts organization or as a design assistant. Some students are seeking to prepare to teach as their career. There are many options in the field of art, and they can be an individual as each student.

Gainful Employment Information

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the associate of arts in art studio is available from Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or, or the Academic Affairs Office at 505.925.8600.