college of communication fine arts and media
Department of art and art history

Nebraska's Urban ARt School

Enriched by the cultural diversity of our metropolitan home, the Department of Art and Art History strives for artistic excellence through discourse and engagement in the classroom and various local and global communities. We foster critical and analytical thinking, visual literacy and creative expression, and mastery of various art disciplines to educate artists, scholars, and teachers so that they can become leaders in their chosen careers and contribute to the world through creative practice and research. Three degree options exist for art majors: Bachelor of Arts in Art History (BAH), a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (BASA), or Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA). In addition, students further define their major with concentrations in Two Dimensional Arts, Three Dimensional Arts, Graphic Design, or Media Arts. Students may also pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts (BASA) with a K-12 Endorsement.

The Department of Art and Art History is accredited through the 2021-22 academic year by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  Being granted accreditation is a significant achievement by a program.  It signifies the program has sound educational objectives and meets the standards established by NASAD which address operational and curricular issues fundamental to educational quality.

Important Forms & Information

Core One Portfolio Review



BFA-IST Contract.doc



CFAM scholarship details

Scholarships for Incoming Students

ART scholarship application - Incoming Students (pdfs)

Scholarships for Current Students

ART scholarship application - Current Students (pdf)

Additional CFAM Scholarship information can be found here:



Department of Art & Art History
College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media
University Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha NE 68182-0011
(402) 554.2420 Fax: (402) 554.3436