Create Your Future in the World of Art
Art is about creative expression, but it’s also about understanding your world and connecting with it in deep and meaningful ways. Art history lets you explore the past through the eyes of its artists.
We seek students who want to engage with art as their profession or as a creative outlet. You should be prepared to look at the world from many perspectives, to work hard, and to get to know yourself better. Join us if you want to express yourself and study those who have touched the world with their craft.
Although we have beautiful studio and teaching spaces, we focus on getting you outside of the classroom as much as possible. At the University of Michigan-Flint, Art & Art History means connecting with the community and improving spaces for all people. As a UM-Flint Art student you will engage with the campus, area youth, and at-risk populations. You will have the chance to bring art to those who need it most and to change the face of the Flint community.
We are proud of developing our students as innovators, creators, communicators, teachers, and historians of art and visual culture. We also believe in a focus on academic excellence and integrity in scholarship.
Our foundation in liberal arts means you will graduate as a well-rounded student with highly employable skills. You will be able to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and confidently navigate a diverse world.
At UM-Flint, we are proud to have many dedicated advisors who are the experts students can rely upon to help guide their educational journey. Explore all the possible pathways for your future, and find the advisor that is right for you by checking out our list.
College of Arts & Sciences can help you define a clear path for your career. For career advising and coaching, please contact Myesha Cannon to schedule your appointment.
Art & Design Catalog Description
Prepares students for innovative roles in design, entrepreneurship, and technology; careers as professional designers, photographers, developers, and media makers, while preparing students to be design thinkers, socially-engaged artists, and creative problem-solvers. You’ll grow through exposure to multiple media, concluding with the production of a professional portfolio in your area of specialization.
Fine Arts Catalog Description
You’ll begin this program with a series of foundation courses stressing the development of technical, problem-solving and conceptual skills. Then choose an emphasis area in Painting & Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, or Photographic Printmaking.
Art & Art History Honors Program Catalog Description
Honors students take additional coursework and complete an off-campus research project and submit a thesis before graduation.
Secondary Teaching Certificates
- Art History
- Art of Drawing
- Art of Painting
- Graphic Design
- Interaction Design
- Photographic Printmaking
- Pre-Conservation of Art and Architecture