Where you can be who you are

You are creative, free-spirited, and independent—and here, at Northern Arizona University’s School of Art, you’ll never have to stop being just that. Instead, you’ll be rewarded for discovering your full intellectual and creative potential.

If your passion is to create—or teach others how to create—the School of Art may be for you. Our talented professors will prepare you for successful careers as professional artists, interior designers, and art educators.


What do you want to do?

As an art student, after completing a rigorous set of core classes in drawing and design, you can choose from a range of specialized majors such as:

  • painting


    Master style and technique with classes in oils, watercolor, paint mixing, canvas stretching, and more.

  • printmaking


    Push your passion for design beyond the page with our screen printing, relief, lithography, and intaglio classes.

  • sculpture


    Build your creative potential with classes in forging, metal fabrication, carving, foundry, wood-working, and experimental media.