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University of Memphis

3775 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38152-3380.
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A department of art in the college of communication and fine arts in a state-supported university.

Date of Initial Accreditation: 9/1/1982
Year of Most Recent Comprehensive Review: 2018
Academic Year of Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2027-2028

Degree-Granting, Non-Degree-Granting, SACSCOC, Not-for-Profit, Public, Teacher Education Accreditation.


Richard A. Lou, Chair, Department of Art
Telephone: (901) 678-2217
Facsimile: (901) 678-2735

Degree and Program Listing

Bachelor of Arts-4 years: Art History.
Bachelor of Fine Arts-4 years: Art (Ceramics/Painting/Sculpture/Printmaking); Art Education; Graphic Design; Interior Architecture; Photography.
Certificate-1 year: Museum Studies (Graduate).
Master of Fine Arts-3 years: Studio Art (Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Sculpture).
Bachelor of Arts-4 years: Art History (African Diaspora Arts and Visual Culture, Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture, European Tradition in Art).
Master of Arts-2 years: Art History (African American-African Diaspora Art Histories, Egyptian Art and Archaeology, General Art History, Museum Practices).
Master of Arts in Teaching-2 1/2 years: Art Education.
Master of Fine Arts-3 years: Studio Art (Printmaking/Photography).