WSU's Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in art—with an art emphasis—is designed for students wanting a broad training in art combined with other areas of study. You'll have access to outstanding faculty and facilities—and opportunities to create, collaborate and showcase your work on campus and throughout Kansas' center of art and culture.

Learn how art is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Fine Arts student creates art at GoCreate

Collin Allen is a father of three, a full-time student and a creator of whatever he puts his mind to.

He has been making art, jewelry, furniture and paintings for himself and others for over 26 years, but found a new outlet for his creativity at WSU's GoCreate.

There he makes jewelry, furniture, paintings and other art using the tools available to him.


You'll gain broad training in art and design, including experience in 2-D, 3-D and other design areas. You'll also specialize in one area of studio art—and complete a minor in another discipline.


A degree in art from Wichita State will nurture your creativity and give you the knowledge, skills and connections for success in the workforce—and in graduate studies.

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