So you want to be an artist. Or maybe you already are one. Whichever the case, we'll help you make your mark on the art scene by perfecting your craft—whether it's printmaking, ceramics, photography or fiber arts. Mentors are here to guide you on a path that may take you across the world or help you change it.
of Xavier Art graduates are employed, enrolled in a full-time graduate program or volunteering within 6 months of graduation.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) program is distinguished from the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree by its intensity, structure, and required number of required credit hours. Extended experience (at least 18 credit hours) in one of the Art concentrations is a graduation requirement. The B.F.A. degree is usually a prerequisite for acceptance into a M.F.A. program.
CHOOSE YOUR PATH
- Fiber Arts
- Fine Arts
- Art History
STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE
Art in the Queen City
Cincinnati's known for its love of the arts. Take advantage of faculty-mentored, for-credit internships or employment opportunities at local museums, magazines, design showrooms, foundations, media groups and other businesses.
See the World
Join classmates studying art in Rome during the Summer Study Abroad program. The art program provides exceptional learning opportunities on-site in Rome and the Vatican City, as well as opportunities to travel to Venice, Assisi, Capri and Pompeii.
Engage in original research working directly with faculty. Take advantage of opportunities to present at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research or exhibit your work locally and regionally as an undergraduate.
Average size of classes
Xavier graduates across the globe
Students have access to private studio space
Arts and theatre organizations in Cincinnati
Careers After Xavier
Graduates from programs within the School of Arts and Innovation have accepted challenging, rewarding jobs at top companies and organizations like
21C Hotel & Museum
Teach for America