Art & Design at UMass Lowell


The Art & Design Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell welcomes high school and transfer students of emerging and/or promising artistic talent into a rigorous, career-driven, four-year B.F.A. program. A group of talented and dedicated art professors—practicing professional artists, art historians and art critics—are committed to inspiring and training artists and designers for the exciting, ever-growing and challenging contemporary art and design fields. From Foundations to Advanced Studies, students reach their highest potential as visual artists taking courses that integrate traditional art forms with new technologies. Creative and critical thinking, problem solving and risk taking, and a growing technical proficiency are all part of the curriculum.

Students can also take advantage of the interdisciplinary resources of a large and highly-esteemed research university, as well as engage with local, national, and international communities through courses, internships, collaborations, workshops and study abroad programs. 

The UMass Lowell B.F.A. program provides students with the academic guidance, professional training, and seasoned expertise necessary to lead successful and enlightened lives as visual artists and designers in today’s global world. 

See the degree pathway for the B.F.A.