The University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts

Parents

Image of students chatting with a professor in the hallWe know it can be overwhelming to prepare your young adult for college, and if he/she shows an interest in the arts you might have some specific questions. You are not alone! Below are some common questions we hear from parents.

Are scholarships & Financial Aid Available to Fine Arts Students?

Visit our Scholarships & Financial Aid page to learn more.

Can My Student Graduate in Four Years?

Our curricula are built to promote student success. Even with a double major, it is possible for students to graduate on time. With professional advising, we help students stay on track and pay attention to their major requirements.

How Prepared Will My Student Be For the Job Market?

We strive to give students real world experience in their field while completing their degree. Our students have interned with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and more. But that’s just part of the story. One of our students worked side-by-side with the social media team responsible for promoting Broadway's Hamilton, even holding the coveted Tony Award! Another student journeyed to New Zealand to manage marketing and technology needs for a theatre collective and a community art organization. Real-world experience through an internship significantly boosts a graduate's network, hireability, and perspective of their field.

Where Should My Student Live?

The Creative Arts Learning Living Program offers students the opportunity to engage with other arts students by living and learning in a common community. The residential hall offers practice rooms and space for art exhibitions, poetry readings and improvisatory performances.

Is There A Support Group For Parents?

The UK Parents Association engages parents and families of students through publications, programs, and services.

What Is FERPA and How Does It Effect Parents?

FERPA is the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974, and all educational institutions in the United States must comply. To learn more about FERPA's effect on parents' access to college student academic records, visit the UK Registrar's page.

But Jobs...

Check out our Alumni Tumblr to learn about the impact our graduates are making around the world, and – for a student experience – watch the video below to learn about Sarah Fahmy, 2017 alum who is currently in graduate school.