What will I learn?

The Department of Fine Arts houses a Bachelor of Arts degree where students can choose from two courses for study: Studio Art or Art History.

Accredited by NASAD, the Bachelor of Arts Degree is a four-year/120 credit hour degree designed for students who desire a solid foundation in the visual arts, historical and interdisciplinary understanding of artistic practice, and as a foundation for future graduate study.

BA in Art: Studio Art

The Studio Art curriculum is designed to prepare students to function in a variety of artistic roles. This degree is a NASAD accredited degree totaling 120 credits for the university general degree requirements within the context of a liberal arts college. 54 credits are dedicated to the studio art field and can be taken in a number of disciplines including, printmaking, photography, digital arts, animation, painting, drawing and sculpture. In the final year of study students will create an individual body of work that culminates with a finished exhibition to be shown in our on-campus gallery.

BA in Art: Art History

Art history is an interdisciplinary field that investigates art as part of history and the larger cultural, socio-economic, and political context in which it was produced. Studying art history prepares you for a range of professions in art education, publishing, and the museum and gallery worlds. The curriculum is designed to train you in visual literacy and help you become an independent, creative thinker. It emphasizes experiential learning by offering courses featuring hands-on activities and real-world projects, and by facilitating internship opportunities that will make you a stronger candidate in the job market. This degree is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$14,190.00 (10,65,315) per year
I-20 Amounts: USD $15,797

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May, October 2022

Start date

26 January 2022


College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development

242 Bicentennial Education Center,

University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive,



70148, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a high school qualification and achieved at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions.

For international students

Students must have a high school qualification and Must have achieved at least a 2.5 core GPA, as calculated by UNO Admissions. English Language Scores: TOEFL 70; IELTS 6.0, Duolingo English Test – Minimum 95.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of New Orleans

Based in Louisiana, USA the institution prides itself on providing a high level of education that is accessible to everyone.

  • Multicultural and diverse university
  • Based in the vibrant city of New Orleans
  • Financial assistance for 77% of students
  • Develops work-ready graduates