Students looking at art in the gallery.
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Department of Fine Arts


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Are you an artist? It’s a question only you can answer. We understand the reason our students study art is to pursue a career doing what they are passionate about: creating.

There are many reasons to study the fine arts at RSU:

  • to respond to the creative voice within
  • to understand more about what you see in an art museum
  • to illustrate the attributes of a product or service

The department boasts highly qualified faculty-artists and excellent facilities which include specially equipped art classrooms, faculty offices, a gallery, studios for painting and drawing.

Each semester, RSU offers dozens of classes in art to fit almost any interest, some of which include:

  • animation
  • drawing (including life drawing)
  • graphic design
  • painting
  • photography (including digital)
  • printmaking
  • sculpture
  • art theory
  • the marketing of art
  • art history (Western and non-Western)

Special programs include the RSU Student Art Association and the Emerging Artists Program. RSU art students come together regularly to celebrate artistic expression, promote the study of art, and complete community service projects through the Student Art Association, open to all majors. This is where you will find support from your fellow student-artists and make lifelong friends.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts at Rogers State University prepares students to work in the traditional discipline of studio art, including drawing, painting and sculpture, and also will allow them to enter the burgeoning high-technology fields of graphic design and multimedia.