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Program Overview

The Department of Art - one of five academic departments and programs in the School of the Arts and Architecture - offers two degree programs (B.A. in Art, M.F.A. in Art) as well as options for summer study. Each of the department’s programs provides an environment that fosters creativity, autonomy, and experimentation. Students are exposed to a broad range of approaches to making and interpreting art, as well as diverse perspective on the role of art and artists in society. The department empowers students to reshape their worlds through critical inquiry and transformative creativity.

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Summer Art Institute

  • Intensive studio-based program specifically designed for high school artists
  • Offers UCLA college credit

Summer Sessions

  • A selection of UCLA Department of Art courses are offered to Art majors, non-majors and students from other institutions, during summer terms