CFA Art Studio ClassroomThank you for your interest in the School of Art & Visual Studies at the University of Kentucky!

The School of Art & Visual Studies (SA/VS) is one of the largest programs of its kind in the Southeast. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Art Education, Art History & Visual StudiesArt Studio, and Digital Media & Design. Students can also minor in Art History & Visual Studies, Art Studio, Photography, and Digital Media & Design. Our state-of-the-art facility allows B.F.A. and M.F.A. studio majors to work alongside one another in spacious studios.

Visit UK's Academic Calendar for important deadlines.

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate applicants must apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and must meet the standards of admission to UK.

  • With the exception of Digital Media Design, all majors in the School of Art and Visual Studies do not require a portfolio review, or other pre-major requirements.
  • Students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Design need to submit, besides being admitted to UK, an additional application to the Digital Media Design degree program. An FAQ about admissions and the application may be found online.  
  • Students wishing to enter into the B.F.A. degree program must first apply to UK and be accepted, complete the Foundations first-year experience, then apply for and pass a portfolio review.

See the various Areas of Study pages for more program information, contact the SA/VS office with any questions, and contact CFA Recruitment to schedule a campus visit!

Graduate Admissions

Applicants to all SA/VS graduate programs must apply through the Graduate School and are evaluated for admission by the student's designated program.