The Department of Art and Art History offers undergraduate programs leading to the bachelor of arts degree and the bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art and the bachelor of arts degree in art history.
Admission requires acceptable evidence of previous academic performance and scores on a recognized admissions test.
Applicants for freshman admission must submit official copies of their high school transcripts and either ACT or SAT scores. Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts of all college-level work attempted. Currently, there is a $25.00 nonrefundable application fee for freshman and transfer applications. If admission is denied, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions may suggest alternative ways to meet admissions criteria at a later time.
Applicants for admission are accepted as early as one year prior to the anticipated date of enrollment. After an evaluation of the applicant’s credentials, admission is granted into various categories, depending on the strength of the applicant’s background. Once admitted, a student may enroll in courses in any term, including the interim session and summer school, once a final transcript is received. Prospective students should ensure that their application credentials are submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as possible.
Any student whose first language is not English will be required to provide proof of language proficiency.
A medical history, including proof of current measles vaccination (MMR) and TB screening, must also be submitted prior to enrollment for classes. The medical history form is part of the printed application packet and can also be found on the Student Health Center website.
For more detailed inquiries to the admissions process, please refer to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website: http://www.admissions.ua.edu.
If you are a university freshman and have declared studio art or art history as your major, make arrangements for program advising with the Department of Art. There are dates each semester for freshman group advising. Contact the department office by calling (205) 348-5967 to register for one of the scheduled group advising sessions.
Sophomore through Senior Advising
Department of Art undergraduate majors can make arrangements to be advised by their departmental advisors. Email your assigned departmental advisor directly to schedule a meeting. When doing so, please put “advising appointment” in the subject line.
You may come by the art office to pick up your art file for advising. If further assistance is needed, please call the department at (205) 348-5967.
2015 Scholarship Guidelines and Applications for currently enrolled ART and ARH majors is posted here! Deadline is March 6, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
2016 Scholarship Guidelines and Applications for incoming high school students will be posted next spring. Submission deadline for 2015 was February 9, 2015. Please check with us next year!