Undergraduate Program: BA in Art


The Bachelor of Arts (BA) program in Art provides you with the best of two worlds: the intimacy of a small and vibrant art school, situated within an intellectually engaging major research university. Here it is possible to follow your passions for studio art in its many forms, art history, design, or visual storytelling (in still and moving images), while also exploring literature, history, sciences, and so much more. Students have access to a wide array of art-making and exhibition spaces, as well as emergent and convergent methods and technologies.


Our program attracts top students from Connecticut and the Northeast.  Students enter the BA program through an essay submission in Slideroom, either before admission as Freshmen, as transfer students, or as ACES students after enrolling at UConn.

Graduates of our programs have gone on to successful careers as professional artists, designers, photographers, and illustrators; college professors and high school teachers; and arts administrators.  They have pursued graduate study at some of the most prestigious MFA programs in the country, including Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Wisconsin, Madison.

In addition to their classes, many students are involved in student government and co-curricular activities, internships, and study abroad, all of which help build professional skills and contacts.


The Bachelor of Arts in Art requires 42 credits in studio art courses. The BA in Art program is designed for students who seek a breadth of knowledge in the visual arts and humanities. It allows students to pursue a liberal arts degree with an emphasis in studio art or an additional major and/or minor in another field.

The following is a basic breakdown of the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree. To view a draft of a suggested sequence of courses and more specific information concerning general education requirements please see art 8 semester sequence new gen eds.


Studio Arts Credit 42
Art History Credit 09
General Education Requirements and Electives 69
Total Hours 120

Each student must meet with an assigned advisor each semester before registering for classes. Students follow a specific plan of study for their concentration. General Education Requirements can be found at catalog.uconn.edu/


Which program is right for you?  See our BFA in Art vs. BA in Art Comparison Chart.


To learn more about the BFA in Art, visit: BFA in Art


If you are looking for the Start Art at Stamford program on our Stamford Regional Campus, please go here: Start Art at Stamford


If you are interested in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art program, you’ll find that here: MFA in Studio Art