Skip to main content

What You Will Learn

Degrees Awarded: B.A., B.S. or B.F.A.

The Art & Design Program at Northern Kentucky University is a community of students and teachers committed to the advancement of creative expression and scholarly research in the visual arts. The nationally recognized faculty enable and encourage innovation, social engagement, and critical thinking with a hands-on approach.

Students can select from the following tracks:

  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Pre-Art Therapy
  • Studio Arts

Career Paths

The Art & Design Program provides students with many resources to help them succeed:

  • Learn how participate in and get the most out of your advising sessions.
  • Read our Computer and Camera Recommendations sections to learn more about choosing the proper equipment for your area of study.
  • Check out our facilities section to learn more about where you will be creating art in a hands-on environment.
  • Explore study abroad opportunities in our International Programs section.
  • Get involved in our Multicultural Programs that add to the richness and diversity of the region.

NKU's School of the Arts

The School of the Arts combines Art, Dance, Design, Music, and Theatre to bring unparalleled artistic opportunities to current and future students. Our minors come from every college on campus from Nursing to Mathematics, Political Science to Construction Management. SOTA's Prep programs, including the nationally recognized String Project, engage 900 students from children to adults annually.

SOTA Website

Program Contact Information

Brad McCombs
Art & Design Program Head
(859) 572-5562

Candice van Loveren Geis
Art & Design Advisor
(859) 572-1521