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Department of Art and Design
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 102
Phone: 785-628-4247
Email: Art & Design
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The Department of Art and Design

Art and Design students are part of a vibrant community of student and faculty artists who enjoy producing their own artwork and collaborating on group projects. As an Art and Design student at Fort Hays State University, you'll work closely with mentor professors, who guide hands-on learning experiences and help you develop your talents as you gain confidence as an artist, designer or arts educator.

Undergraduate Degrees in Art and Design

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Minor in Art
Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship with BA or BFA
Certificate in Art History
Certificate in Basic Interior Design

Graduate Degrees in Art and Design

Master of Fine Art
Master of Liberal Studies

Art and Design at FHSU: Forward thinking. World ready.
As an Art and Design student at FHSU, you'll be challenged every day, but we'll provide the resources and mentorship that prepare you for success and a rewarding career as an artist, designer or arts educator. You will:

  • Be guided with the help of expert, accessible faculty who embrace their students' passion for art in the classroom (you can check out their artwork here).
  • Develop your talents and fuel your passion as an artist through one our academic programs.
  • Have 24/7 accesses to modern computer labs, art studios and facilities, including the department foundry.
  • Have opportunities you might not get at larger schools. Because FHSU has the resources of a state school combined with a smaller, intimate campus atmosphere, you not only get more personal attention from your professors, but you also won't have to 'wait your turn' to experience everything the department has to offer.
  • Be prepared to pursue a career as a graphic designer, Web designer, interior designer, educator, or other art-based career. (Take a look at some of the careers recent Arts and Design graduates are enjoying.)
  • Be a member of an active arts-centered community in Hays, KS. You might exhibit your work at local businesses during three seasonal "Gallery Walks," showcase your art at other local and state shows, or nationally at exhibitions.

We invite you to tour these pages (or schedule a personal tour of our facilities) and learn more about why more and more students choose FHSU Art and Design to prepare them for a life filled with art.

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