B.F.A. in Art

B.F.A. in Art Program at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon

Earn your Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art from Marylhurst

Choose an art-degree program rooted in extensive studio practice with complimentary coursework that examines the context of history and thought to inform the making of art. Art education has become increasingly diverse not only in media production but also in intellectual reach. Build your perspective and influence as an artist with an interdisciplinary education that looks at the expanding networks, ideas, and engagements art can have in society.

Marylhurst’s premier Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art program is a leader in preparing artists for art careers in the Northwest and beyond. Discover how a B.F.A. in Art can excel your career as an artist.

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Benefits of the Marylhurst B.F.A. in Art Program

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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Marylhurst art students in their final year of study enjoy private studio space.

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

Studios, internships and thesis work make up core coursework within the B.F.A. in Art program to support experiential career-focused learning.  Marylhurst’s art courses are designed and taught by exceptional faculty who are professional artists themselves. They bring their contemporary, practical professional experience into the classroom as students dive deep into specific art subjects. Beyond core art courses, you can specialize your fine arts degree with concentrations in Contemporary Painting or Interdisciplinary Studio Art which explores painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Earn your bachelor’s of fine arts and take courses in natural light, modern art studios. Marylhurst’s designated art building and personal studios offer an environment conducive for design, critical thinking and art making.

If you seek an art career built on commercial gallery exhibitions or you are motivated to work through public or private commissions, explore how a B.F.A. in Art will prepare you through a collaborative interdisciplinary approach to artistic production. Marylhurst’s faculty involvement in the local and national art scene brings renowned visiting artists to campus, broadening student exposure to various career opportunities and art perspectives. Today, artists are no longer confined to work within traditional art-related industries and their influence is sought in the arenas of business, law, entertainment, finance and more. Discover the vast art career opportunities available to Marylhurst’s B.F.A. in Art graduates.


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

  • This program primarily accepts new students in the fall of each year
  • 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 located on our tranquil campus
  • More than 122 year history of art-centered education



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