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

Are you seeking an art-degree program that goes in-depth with more than two-thirds of the coursework focused on art? Marylhurst’s premier Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art program is a leader in preparing artists for art careers in the Northwest and beyond. With the combination of quality art courses along with our applied liberal arts focus, you not only receive the knowledge to excel as an artist but the critical skills to manage your art career. Discover how a B.F.A. in Art can excel your career as an artist.

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Course content in the fine arts program goes beyond the fundamentals and dives deep into specific art subjects. Our courses are designed and taught by exceptional faculty who are professional artists themselves. They bring their contemporary, practical professional experience into the classroom. Beyond core art courses, you can specialize your fine arts degree within specific concentrations, like photography, painting, drawing, sculpture or custom-designed contemporary practice.

If you seek an art career with regular exhibitions in commercial galleries or 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.


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

  • This program primarily accepts new students in the fall of each year
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  • 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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