Future Students

Are you the Creative Type?

Do you find yourself “explaining” your creative passion to others? Do you defend your choice to participate in the arts to your friends?

Whether marching on the football field with a 25-pound tuba, blowing up Snapchat with pics of your city, or sweating your summer away in an outdoor summer stock, is your happy place on the margins? You’re a creative type. You value new ideas, you bend the rules, you challenge reality, you make meaning through art.

We get you because we’re like you. At the UK College of Fine Arts, you can be you. Refine and discover your talent. Develop new skills that will propel you toward a successful career in whatever you choose. Change the world. Don’t fit in, stand out.

Everyone has a place here.

“Instead of being lost in a sea of students, I have made real connections and recognize familiar faces and acquaintances on the University sidewalks and throughout Lexington who I know share the same passions and interests as me despite the breadth and diversity of our backgrounds.”
–Hayley, Art Studio Alum

Our students tell our story best. Yes, we have more than 31 degree programs, a low faculty/student ratio, and national accreditation. Yes, we offer opportunities for research, education abroad, performances and exhibitions. But our students will tell you that UK CFA is more than that. It is a perfect balance of small college within a large university. UK CFA encourages individual expression. It offers close personal connections with peers and faculty that share your passion for the arts. It fosters your skills and arms you with the tools to discover your path as a creative leader.

This is where you belong.

You are NOT a number. UK is big, but CFA is small. With about 900 students on a campus of 30,000, we’re the best of both worlds: the resources of a large university with the intimacy of a small college. We have a low faculty/student ratio, making mentorships a pivotal part of the learning experience. Here, your faculty know more than your name and are committed to helping you reach your potential.

Creativity has become one of the most important leadership qualities for success in business. Now more than ever the world needs creative thinkers and practitioners who can reimagine reality and reinvent the rules. At the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts, we are passionate and dedicated to the exploration of creativity, problem solving, theory, analysis, and discovery.