College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Art

Learn interdisciplinary approaches to the practice of art and the study of visual culture as you bring your own ideas to life.


  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Certificate
  • Master's
  • Minor


  • Access to seasonal programming and the permanent collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at WSU, one of the top five museums in the Pacific Northwest, at WSU Pullman  
  • Forst Visiting Artist Endowment brings diverse artists to campus for interactive residencies each semester 
  • Facilities for metal and wood fabrication, ceramics, printmaking, black-and-white photography, and digital media  
  • Faculty are internationally recognized contemporary artists and scholars 
  • Internship and study abroad opportunities


Art History focuses on the history of art from various cultures and historical time periods, art criticism, and contemporary theory. 

Studio focuses on visual skills and knowledge of material practices, such as printmaking, ceramics, digital media, drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture


With an Art degree, you can work in: 

  • Graphic design and multimedia art 
  • Studio art and photography 
  • Museum and gallery curation and appraisal 
  • Archives and conservation 
  • Public arts and nonprofit art programs 
  • Film, video, and sound production
  • Education 

Transfer Students

WSU accepts credit from Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP exams, associate degrees, Running Start and more.  

You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


Complete the General Scholarship Application to be eligible for 700+ WSU scholarship programs, including ones specifically for a major you’re interested in. Use our search tool to find more scholarships outside WSU.  

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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Degree Options


  • Pullman

Fine Arts

  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities


  • Pullman
  • Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver

Art History

  • Pullman

Exhibition Studies

  • Pullman

Business of Art

  • Pullman

Eco-Arts and Public Engagement

  • Pullman

Graphic Design

  • Pullman


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