College of Arts and Sciences

Students within the Division of Art in the School of Art + Art History + Design develop technical proficiencies, engage in creative collaboration and advance their knowledge of visual literacy.

Students are encouraged to work with faculty and art advisers to develop individual educational and career goals that take full advantage of options and opportunities afforded by this degree.


Major category: Minimum requirements

Curricular options: BA in Art with concentrations in Interdisciplinary Art, Painting and Drawing, Photomedia and Three Dimensional Forum ( Ceramics, Glass, Sculpture)

Topic: Arts

Applicant type


Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).


Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission. Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree

Department admission information

  • Departmental application deadline: Transfer students must be admitted to the UW before applying to the major.
  • Please contact the department for details about the application process.
  • Transfer Students: Complete any 5-credit introductory art class with a minimum 2.5 grade prior to transferring to UW. During initial orientation and advising appointment, meet with an academic adviser (room 104 Art) to declare the major.
  • Prior to transfer, students may email questions to

Courses required for the major:

BA in Art major requirements

Total credits: 70

  • 55 credits ART – 20 cr core ART, 35 or concentration including capstone class(es)
  • 15 credits ART HISTORY
  • Departmental Honors by application

Details for major requirements available on the department website.

Entering transfer information:

Total undergraduates: 341
Total from Washington community colleges: 96

Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):

3.75 – 4.00: 30
3.50 – 3.74: 20
3.25 – 3.49: 19
3.00 – 3.24: 13
2.75 – 2.99: 6
2.50 – 2.74: 7
2.49 and below: 1

Career outcomes