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Studying Art at Weber State

Weber State’s art programs train you in a variety of artistic disciplines to help you become responsible, dynamic and innovative in your career and in life.

Art Highlights

As a Weber State art major, you have the option to focus your studies on a particular art discipline with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, or choose among a wide range of disciplines while completing your studio coursework with a bachelor’s degree in general art.

Weber State’s art programs offers a great deal of faculty engagement and mentorship, along with extensive studio practice and courses in art history and theory. 

Weber State features the work of BFA majors annually in the BFA Thesis Exhibit.

Beyond the Classroom

Weber State’s Art Guild allows you to meet others who share your passion for art. 

The Department of Art & Design offers study abroad trips to Italy during the Venice Biennale, one of the most important international exhibitions of contemporary art. 

You may also participate in travel-study opportunities closer to home. In past years, art students visited galleries in Los Angeles, practiced sketching and drawing in Capitol Reef National Park, and learned about photography in Big Sur and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.


Abby Van Ess

Class of 2018

“I love the ability to capture the world in a unique, meaningful way. Our world is driven by the image, and if I have the opportunity to create work that makes you stop and think, then I’ve done my job.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

Prior to applying to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, you’ll complete foundation courses designed to foster a knowledgeable and creative community of artists and designers. Once in this major, you’ll focus the majority of your studio work in one area of emphasis.

The general art degree does not include prerequisite courses and allows you to choose 12 credits of studio electives, so you can diversify your studio experience. In addition, you will be required to choose a minor to enhance and broaden your knowledge.

While the general art degree requires foreign language or language arts general education courses, the Bachelor of Fine Arts allows you to instead complete more in-depth study of art.

What You Can Do After Weber

Upon graduation, you’ll have skills and a portfolio of work that will allow you to be competitive while seeking employment, working as an independent artist or designer, securing exhibition opportunities or residencies and applying to graduate school.

In addition, the critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills you’ll develop as an art major can be applied to a large array of professional fields.

You’ll also be prepared to pursue your Master of Fine Arts degree.

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for art graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more...

Career opportunities will vary depending on your area of emphasis.

Faculty Perspective


Working with BFA students is as much coaching as it is teaching. My students bring a ton of energy and really diverse experiences, and I get to help keep them motivated and steer them toward new challenges.

Molly Morin