A BA in Art from UMF can launch a career as a practicing artist, prepare a student for graduate school, and open doors to careers in wildly unrelated fields such as Business and Law. Our goal as educators is to teach the same passion for learning that brings us to the classroom as engaged members of an educational community. Here at UMF learning, experimenting and engaging ideas is a collaborative adventure taken on by students and faculty alike.
Here at the University of Maine at Farmington our approachto the arts incorporates our belief in the importance of educating critical thinkers, capable makers, and engaged citizens. A small interdisciplinary and ideas 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. Students studying the arts acquire powerful problem solving skills, complex critical thinking skills and a pronounced world view that will aid them in a variety of future endeavors within the Arts and beyond.
The University of Maine Farmington Art program offers a conceptually driven interdisciplinary and integrated art education. This gives our students the opportunity to not only learn the tools and techniques of artmaking, but also to see their work in the context of contemporary society. Our students are making work about everything from Facebook to world politics. We offer degree programs in Painting, Sculpture, New Media, Sound Art, Arts Administration, and a minor in Art History within a
robust liberal-arts environment.
For course offerings and descriptions check the current UMF catalog at:
or contact us directly:
For New Media contact Dawn Nye
For Painting contact Katrazyna Randall
For Sound Art and Sculpture contact Christopher Lavery
For Art History and Arts Administration contact Sarah Maline