B.A. in Art – Bachelor’s Degree

Marylhurst University Bachelor's Degree Program in Art in Portland, Oregon

Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Marylhurst

Are you seeking a career in an art-related field? Marylhurst’s B.A. in Art program offers high-quality classes that provide a general knowledge of the visual arts and challenge students to critically examine how contemporary art functions in society today. Our graduates benefit from experiential learning opportunities that immerse them within industry and position them competitively for careers in art exhibition, commission, consultative work and more.

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Why Choose a B.A. in Art

Marylhurst partners with local community colleges to make a direct path to a bachelor’s degree simple.

Marylhurst offers a wide range of scholarships, including funding reserved for art and transfer students, military personnel and Phi Theta Kappa members. In fact, we award (on average) $1 million in scholarship per year.

Most art classes are offered on designated weekday evenings or on the weekends.

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Benefit from exposure to industry through internship opportunities with Marylhurst’s nationally recognized Art Gym gallery and faculty.

Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Coursework is designed to provide a general education in the visual arts. Study across the diverse art landscape with an emphasis on the fundamentals of design, drawing, digital tools and the intersection of art, aesthetics and politics. With a B.A. in Art, you will develop an understanding of how contemporary art functions in society today while building practical career skills to manage your business, present a professional portfolio and network within the art field.

Preview the curriculum supporting Marylhurst art graduates in both local and national art communities.

Marylhurst art graduates benefit from numerous networking opportunities offered throughout their degree program. Our faculty (professional artists themselves) are widely connected to art dealers, art critics, museum curators and other art professionals who make up the regional art network and seek to mentor and employ Marylhurst’s exceptional caliber of students.

See how an art degree can advance your career.

    Discover all the possible ways you can manage and fund your education.


As a Marylhurst B.A. in Art alum, Blenda shares how she became one of the “pioneers of online art,” selling 3000+ works on Etsy. Read her advice for up-and-coming artists here.

Get further details about this program through our welcoming Office of Admissions.

  • This program accepts new students primarily in the fall
  • View the admission process and application details
  • RSVP to an information session
  • Regionally accredited (NWCCU accredited)
  • Small class sizes with renowned faculty who focus on you
  • Team-orientated coursework with opportunities to network and form connections
  • Beautiful art facilities including private studios located on our tranquil campus
  • More than 122 year history of art-centered education


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