University of Arizona College of Fine Arts

School of Art

“About Books” exhibition featuring several School of Art faculty and alum!

Daily Wildcat: Collection of children’s books gets makeover

TUCSON WEEKLY: On Eagle’s Wings Solid “Arizona Biennial” at TMA explores tree die-offs…

Tucson Weekly: Home to Roost, Installation with aprons, chickens and Emily Post…

AZ Daily Star: Gary Setzer’s performance art stretches boundaries, ideas

Faculty and Alumni selected for 2015 Arizona Biennial

Visiting Artists

Visiting Artists


Alumni Highlights

Alumni Highlights

Faculty Members

Alumni Highlights

Sama Alshaibi: Sand Rushes In, published by Aperture

Facilities & Resources

Alumni Highlights

Professional Activities & Outreach

Funding Opportunities

Professor Sheila Pitt awarded at the Univ. of Maryland’s Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition

Professor Ellen McMahon article in Huffington Post +

Book Art Collective meeting first Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Facilities & Resources

Graduate Facilities

University of Arizona

Alumni Highlights

Art Building

University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA)

Art Advisory Board

Program Requirements

Undergraduate Studies


Studio Art

Programs of Study

Graduate Studios

UA Student Union Memorial Center

Ceramic Annex

The Loft Cinema

Joseph Gross Gallery

Lionel Rombach Gallery

Graduate Gallery

Confluence Center


Book Art & Letterpress Lab

The Graduate Gallery

Center for Creative Photography

First Year Experience

Lionel Rombach Gallery

School of Art Curriculum Procedures


Joseph Gross Gallery


News & Events

MFA Catalogs

Faculty Catalogs

Outreach Activities





Painting and Drawing

MFA Thesis Archive


Copyright Information

Digital Library

Slide Collection

Services and Equipment

Graduate Studios

Studios and Classrooms

Digital Print Studio

Visual Resource Center

Book Art and Letterpress Lab


Student Organizations

For information about these groups, please call 621-1251 or contact a Faculty Member in your area of interest.

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) student chapter
Visit the AIGA website

Art Clayworks - undergraduate students
Visit us on Facebook

Art History Club - undergraduate students
Contact an Art History faculty member to find out more

Art History Graduate Student Association (AHGSA)
Visit the AHGSA website or visit us on Facebook

Book Art Collective
Visit our website or visit us on Facebook

Ceramic Alliance - graduate students
Contact a 3D faculty member to find out more

National Art Education Association (NAEA) student chapter
Visit us on Facebook

Persona Magazine
Visit us on Facebook

Photo Club
Contact a Photo faculty member to find out more

Viscom Club
Visit us on Facebook

Wildcat Print Association
Visit us on Facebook

University-wide Student Clubs and Organizations can be searched through

Art List Serves

The list serve provides information about advising issues, important deadlines, darkroom hours, portfolio deadlines, events, and student and faculty openings and performances. Subscribe to one of the listserv addresses below. Choose which listserv by your area(s) of interest or major:

Major/Area of Emphasis


Art History
Art and Visual Culture Education
2D Studies
3D Studies

How to Subscribe

subscribe <space> name of listserv <space> Your Full Name

Note: Leave the message body blank. Delete or turn off any automatic signature.

See for further instructions.

How To Unsubscribe

unsubscribe <space> name of listserv

Note: Leave the message body blank. Delete or turn off any automatic signature.

See for further instructions.

Problems? Questions?

Email an advisor:
Ashley Rubin,
Daryl Flores,

Or visit for further instructions.


Student Resources

Information and Resources

We encourage all majors and minors to get involved with School of Art clubs and organizations, as well as subscribe to our division list serves and engage with us on facebook!


D2L (Desire To Learn)

D2L is a campus-wide, web-based course management system designed to create a rich online learning environment for students. D2L includes features such as online syllabi, an electronic drop-box, automated grade book, discussion boards, and quiz capability.

Career Development

The Career Services Office is located on the fourth floor of the Student Union. This office can help you decide on a career, find an internship, practice interview skills, hone resume writing skills, search for employment and more.

Connect with your peers on Social Media

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► Contact Faculty in your area of interest or our Academic Advisors to find out more on how to get involved. 

Undergraduate Tuition Waivers

The School of Art offers tuition waivers based on need and/or merit to students in good academic standing. Students must be majoring within a study area from the School (Art History, Studio Art, Art and Visual Culture Education) and are selected based on faculty recommendations.

To be eligible for tuition waivers, students must:

  • Fall within the eligibility period  (8 semesters at the UA)
  • Have and maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Have US citizenship
  • Enroll in 12 or more units, and complete 30 units per year

Applicants for need-based waivers must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms, available on-line or through the Office of Student Financial Aid.  Please note that tuition waivers cover only a portion of tuition. They do not cover other University fees. 


Scholarships & Financial Aid

The School of Art awards over $75,000 in scholarships each year. Scholarships are awarded during the spring semester for the following academic year.

All students are encouraged to apply for:

  • School of Art Endowed Scholarships
  • College of Fine Arts Medici Scholarship

Additionally, graduate students are eligible to apply for the following grants and scholarships:

  • Graduate College Professional Travel Grants
  • UA Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHSS) 1885 Fellowships

Current students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. GPA will be verified prior to review.

Submission of a FAFSA is required for all students who are recommended for scholarships (see details below).

How to Apply

The online scholarship portal is available for approximately one month during the spring semester. List Serve announcements will be posted to notify students when the application is available. Once you have registered, you may return to the scholarship portal as many times as needed to complete your application.

Recommendations for awards are based on the following factors:

  • Quality of artwork or writing sample submitted
  • 3.0 cumulative and major GPA

School of Art recommendations are forwarded to the University Scholarship Office. You will be notified by email (UA account only) that the recommendation has been made. Scholarships will not be awarded until the scholarship office verifies eligibility.

Student Employment

The School of Art offers student employment as studio technicians and graders. These appointments are competitive and are assigned by faculty. The University of Arizona also posts job opportunities on Wildcat Joblink.

Federal Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms are available on-line or through the Office of Student Financial Aid website. Submission of a FAFSA is strongly encouraged for everyone and is required for all students who are recommended for scholarships.  These applications are used for the following federal student financial aid programs: Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, SEOG, Perkins Loans and College Work-Study. For more information on student financial aid, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Undergraduate Tuition Award

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Arizona Community Foundation Arts Scholars Program

The Arizona Community Foundation Arts Scholars Program provides talented student artists in Arizona with scholarship funding, registration fee waivers, academic and artistic mentoring, and opportunities for enhanced study either nationally or internationally. The scholarship is $5,000 per academic year for up to four years. The goal is to help keep Arizona's best and brightest artistic talent within the state's university system. Arts Scholars Program scholarships are awarded for all arts disciplines, including dance, theatre, music, and visual and media arts.

The Arizona Community Foundation Arts Scholars Program offers four scholarships to incoming UA College of Fine Arts Freshmen.

For more information, see the College of Fine Arts Scholarship website.

► Please contact School of Art Student Services at 621-2618 with any questions.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Graduate student financial aid awards are competitive and assigned during both fall and spring semesters.

Graduate Tuition Scholarships

Graduate Tuition Scholarships are allocated annually to divisions within the School of Art. The School awards approximately $200,000 in Graduate Tuition Waivers each year. Faculty recommend graduate students for the tuition waivers; all accepted incoming graduate students and continuing graduate students are automatically considered.  Graduate Tuition Scholarships may cover any portion of base graduate student tuition, excluding miscellaneous fees

To be eligible for tuition scholarships, graduate students must:

  • Be currently admitted and enrolled in a graduate degree-granting program at The University of Arizona for three or more graduate units
  • Have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher.


The School of Art has various fellowships that are awarded according to division, including the Museum Studies Fellowship and the Photography Excellence Fellowship. These fellowships are competitive, meritorious, and awarded by the faculty. In addition, there are rotating fellowships that are awarded to three divisions each year. Fellowships are cash awards that are disbursed through the Bursar’s Office.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are competitive and assigned by faculty. The responsibilities of a graduate assistant could include teaching, providing technical assistance or grading in an area. Graduate assistants must register for a minimum of 6 units per semester, with a maximum of 16 units. Graduate assistants must also maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The assigned class must meet minimum enrollment requirements. In general, Studio Art and Art History students must also complete a Practicum before they are eligible to teach.

Graduate Advising

Transfer Credit

BFA Candidacy Review

Study Abroad


Independent Study

Undergraduate Advising


Spring Portfolio Review

Graduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies

Facilities & Resources

Undergraduate Facilities

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Facilities & Resources

Graduate Studies

Steps to Completing the Certification

PhD in Art & Visual Culture Education

Master of Arts in Art Education

Professional Activities