Maximize your artistic potential as you pursue one of our outstanding and affordable professional degree programs. You’ll benefit from dedicated and engaged faculty, opportunities to interact with visiting artists and designers, and small class sizes. UCM Art and Design is the longest continuously accredited four-year public institution in Missouri by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Art and Design offers a BFA in Graphic Design, Interior Design, or Studio Art, a BSE in Art Education with K-12 Certification, and an art minor. At UCM, you will have the opportunity to excel in and outside of the classroom while preparing for your future success. Build your portfolio while helping a nonprofit organization; expand your world by signing up for a study tour; meet students with similar interests in one of our seven student organizations.
The University of Central Missouri's art programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). UCM has been continuously accredited since 1986.
Art and Design Majors
We offer scholarships for prospective freshmen and transfers, as well as for current students. Only full-time students are eligible. The deadline for applications is February 1 of each year.
Prospective Student (incoming freshmen and transfer) Scholarships are awarded for both the fall and spring semesters of the first year a student attends UCM while majoring in an Art and Design program. All Incoming Freshman and Transfer scholarships require an online application which includes a digital portfolio. The digital portfolio consists of 15-20 good quality photographs of recent work (saved into one PDF Document (.pdf)), which may include drawings and two- and three-dimensional pieces.
Current Student Scholarships (Foundation Scholarships) are available to currently enrolled Art and Design majors only. These scholarships are available through the University of Central Missouri Foundation Office and have been established by former faculty, alumni, or friends of Art and Design. All Foundation scholarships require an online application at the UCM Scholarship Finder and a submitted online digital portfolio. The digital portfolio consists of 15-20 good quality photographs of recent work (saved into one PDF Document (.pdf)), which may include drawings and two- and three-dimensional pieces.
The UCM High School Art Exhibition is a selection of outstanding artwork which will be on display March 14 - April 1, 2022. The event is open to all high school students. Enter your finest works of art for judging now!
Students are allowed two pieces of work and can enter any original work that falls into the following classifications:
The call for all art entries begins January 3, 2022 and closes February 20, 2022. Visit the UCM Gallery of Art & Design webpage to enter!
Questions about the Exhibition? Contact Christian Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660-543-4498
We are tentatively planning to hold high school art contest day on Friday, April 1. More information will be posted in November.
Questions about the Contest Day? Contact Justin Shaw at email@example.com or 660-543-8717.