Are you the Creative Type?

We get 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.

“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.

With about 1,000 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 are committed to helping you reach your potential.

Now more than ever the world needs creative thinkers and practitioners who can reinvent the rules. At the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts, you will dive into the exploration of creativity, problem solving, theory, analysis, and discovery.




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?

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?

Our students have interned with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and more. One of our students worked side-by-side with the social media team responsible for promoting Broadway's Hamilton; her internship led to a full time job following graduation! 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 boosts a graduate's network, hire ability, and perspective of their field.