Department of
Fine Arts

Art influences us from cultural, historical, and modern perspectives, and study of Art can allow us to better understand the world and our reactions to it. The Department of Fine Arts at Underwood offers two degree programs that provides students with the opportunity to explore their creative talents. We provide instruction in practical techniques and in the history and philosophy of art.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Art stands at the intersection of culture, politics, religion and philosophy, making it an ideal vantage point from which to understand the liberal arts and the world at large. Underwood University’s Department of Fine Arts offers students two tracks for studio art study: Painting or Ceramics. Both concentrations foster rigorous, critical investigation through active processes of learning in which students connect historical discourse with an engagement of art from multiple contemporary perspectives. The senior exhibition allows studio majors to demonstrate their talents after intensive, original research in their respective concentrations.


Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

The MFA program at Underwood University will provide students with the tools and knowledge needed to advance in the professional art realm by improving their research and analysis skills, knowledge of artists and art history throughout the world, and practical applications in the form of art creation. Our goal is to produce graduates who have a greater understanding of the effect art and art professionals have on all communities on a global scale, past, present and future.

Undergraduate Studies


Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graduate Studies


Master of FIne Arts