Art FAQs


No. We are working to make more art classes available online. However, it is not feasible to offer all of the required courses for this degree in an online format.

Yes. Please refer to the "Career Information" section for the art program, located on this website.

Yes. Please refer to the "Scholarships" section for the art program, located on this website.

The Associate of Arts in Art Foundation is designed to give students foundational training in a variety of different methods and mediums, from painting and printmaking to ceramics and photography. In much the same way, and for the same reason, the first two years of most four year art programs are referred to as their "foundations program."

With a degree in Art Foundation, graduates from Western have the flexibility to either pursue employment opportunities directly after graduation, or transfer into a bachelor's program.

Western's art program has articulation agreements with a number of colleges, including the University of Wyoming, allowing our students to matriculate into four year programs, with full credit for the first two, or foundational, years.

No. Anyone who wishes may be an art major. However, you must submit a portfolio if you wish to be considered for an art scholarship. For more information on scholarships, please refer to the "Scholarships" section for the art program, located on this website.

Yes. However, in cases where art classes are full, priority is given to art majors, as they need the classes for their degree.

Yes. Anyone who wishes may be an art major. Many students with a limited background in art have taken art classes at Western and, through persistent application, been successful.

Regardless of previous background or training, all students enrolled in art classes are required  to demonstrate a satisfactory level of achievement in order to pass art classes or receive a degree in Art Foundation. 

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