MajorCommunity & Social Practices (Studio Art)

Pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in studio art at Wichita State prepares students to be exceptional artists as well as versatile, creative professionals. Our degrees offer a unique intersection of Applied Drawing, Ceramics, Photo, Print, Sculpture and Electronic Media, and Community and Social Practice. Large studio spaces, ADCI galleries and new technology are at your fingertips.

Learn how community and social practices 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

Students take part in citywide initiative to beautify downtown's Douglas Design District

Sometimes being an art student isn't just about what you get to do on campus. There are a multitude of opportunities to spread your creativity throughout the Wichita area.

Students in the "Introduction to Community & Social Practices" class took part in the citywide 2020 Vision initiative to create a street mural in the Douglas Design District.

Utilizing industrial paint sprayers and large 10x12 foot stencils, the students painted sections of the street in a modern, yet classical design to symbolize a unified community district and celebrates the diversity of the many small businesses and people that call the area home.


The community and social practices concentration offers studio courses from a student's choice in media—along with coursework exploring the multiple ways art functions within and relates to different communities, cultures and audiences. Secondary curricular interests include arts administration, arts education, psychology, social work and art therapy.


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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