Small, interdisciplinary and ideas-based, the University of Maine at Farmington Art program offers an intimate conversation in the history, purpose and process of making art — bringing students and faculty together in a collaborative learning adventure.

While developing the skills necessary to become practiced art-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.

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    The Flex Space Gallery inside UMF's Emery Community Arts Center, one of two galleries on campus.
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    Student art exhibited at the annual Surrealist Salon, a show of quirky, artsy and compelling performances, readings and art at our Emery Community Arts Center.
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    The Emery Community Arts Center presents works by UMF students, community and regional artists, and nationally acclaimed artists.
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    Student work also pops up on campus. Often unexpectedly. And creatively. Happy Halloween, indeed!
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    An exhibit inside UMF's Emery Community Arts Center, one of two galleries on campus.
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    Each year, students present their work at UMF's premier arts event: Arts Night(s). Held in conjunction with Symposium Day, Arts night(s) allows students to show and discuss their work across campus. It's a big deal here.
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    Student art exhibited at the annual Surrealist Salon at our Emery Community Arts Center.
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    An exhibit inside UMF's Emery Community Arts Center, one of two galleries on campus.
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    An exhibit inside UMF's Emery Community Arts Center, one of two galleries on campus.
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    An exhibit inside the UMF Art Gallery, one of two galleries on campus. UMF student-created work is often shown here.
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    An exhibit inside the UMF Art Gallery, one of two galleries on campus.

Our program mirrors the dynamic complexities of the contemporary art environment with concentrations in New Media, Live/Performance Art, Painting and Drawing, Sound Art, and Sculpture.

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Our workspaces include a painting studio, a drawing studio, a digital lab with 27” monitors, a sound and robotics lab with both stationary and portable workstations, and a sculpture lab with a fully equipped woodshop, a wet room, and a multi-purpose critique/production space. Seniors enjoy the space to think and work in their own private studios.

This self-contained house creates an opportunity for senior art students to create a community of learning and rigorous making.

Our students go on to graduate school and pursue careers in studio art, education, community development, gallery directing, and media production and are not restricted to following a fine arts path. Their UMF education prepares them to be engaged citizens in an increasingly diverse and complex world.

Degree Earned

Bachelor of Arts: Art

What Courses Might You Take?

Because the University of Maine at Farmington is a liberal arts college, every student — in every major — will take courses in the Arts, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. In addition, you will also get to choose interesting classes specifically tailored to this program, such as:

ART 120A Art on the Edge
ART 112A Digital Imaging
ART 221A Painting I
ART 244A Creative Imaging
ART 320A Contemporary Theory and Practice
ARH 274A Modern Art