Visual Arts

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Bachelor's degree and above

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Art/Art Studies, General. 500701


This program’s approach to the arts incorporates our belief in the importance of educating critical thinkers, inspired makers, and engaged citizens. As a closely-knit interdisciplinary, project-based program seated in a dynamic liberal arts institution, the visual arts program offers an intimate conversation in the history, purpose and process of making art. Learning, experimenting, and engaging ideas is a collaborative adventure taken on by students and faculty alike. While developing the skills necessary to become practiced makers, students also gain a thorough understanding of the contemporary and historical ideas surrounding studio practice as well as the role art plays in the local and global community.

Students are asked to choose from one of the five concentrations in order to focus their studies. The contemporary environment demands that graduates in the arts have a broad skill base and understanding of a variety of mediums. To meet this demand, all of our students are required to take classes across disciplines. Our program builds a sense of community through group trips, collaborative projects, student clubs, and our senior studios. The senior studios provide each student a private studio with common spaces where students work together to write their senior thesis paper and prepare a body of work for their senior exhibition.  The UMF Art Gallery provides students the opportunity to form a sustained relationship with contemporary art focused on global social and aesthetic concerns. Through working directly with guest artists of national and international reputation and exhibiting their own work in annual student and Senior Thesis exhibitions, students build a strong context for their own artwork.  A degree in the arts provides students with a broad interdisciplinary lens that can be applied to a variety of real life applications. UMF Art graduates go on to pursue careers in studio art, education, advertising, community development, curating and museum studies, media production, film, and animation, etc. Students are not restricted to simply follow a fine-arts pathway. An undergraduate degree in the visual arts provides students with a foundation that supports a career in a variety of extended fields, including law, business, and community development.




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


University of Maine at Farmington

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

Farmington, ME

Local WIB

3 - Central Western Local Area 3

Type of Attainment:

Bachelor's Degree

Name of Credential

Bachelor of Arts

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Federal, State, and Institutional

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$960.00 Books and supplies, per year

In-State/District Tuition

$9,912.00 Per year, based on 30 credits

Other Fees

$14,592.00 Room and board $10,544 Transportation $790 Miscellaeous $2,380 Loan fees $64

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$22,272.00 Per year, based on 30 credits

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

27-1013.00Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
$0.00 per hour
27-1011.00Art Directors
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



224 Main Street, Farmington, Maine 04938

Phone Number

(207) 778-7241

Web Address

Last Updated

Aug 10, 2023


May 06, 2016


Jun 15, 2018

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