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Art Student

As an art major at University of the Cumberlands, you will earn a solid art education built on a quality liberal arts foundation. From the traditional to the innovative, you will challenge yourself with media and technique as you work with faculty members who are accomplished artists in their own right.

Not only will you enjoy a challenging curriculum that includes study in a broad range of media as well as art history, you also will experience exposure to diverse artists and media through access to the University’s own collection and through organized trips to art museums in nearby cities like Louisville, Cincinnati and Knoxville.

The faculty members will encourage you to view yourself as a working artist and to present your best pieces for exhibition. Work by University of the Cumberlands faculty and students has been featured in solo and group exhibitions and has been reviewed in a variety of newspapers, magazines, and catalogues.

When you complete your studies in art, you will be well-prepared for art-related graduate studies or for an art career in any field where your talent and skills can be fully utilized


What Can I Do With This Degree?

Some students of art plan to dedicate their careers to producing, exhibiting, and selling their work, often furthering their formal instruction by pursuing graduate degrees such as the M.F.A. Many prepare to specialize in teaching art, while others benefit from their training through careers in graphic design, advertising, illustration, or art therapy.

Top Ten Reasons to Choose UC

one Small classes
two Individual attention from qualified faculty
three Exciting exhibitions in the university’s art gallery
four Field trips to area museums
five Streamlined curriculum
six Art education courses
seven Up to date digital imaging facility
eight Exceptional university art collection
nine Friendly and open departmental atmosphere
ten Explore new processes and fresh modes of expression