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At the Gwen Frostic School of Art, students experience professional-level facilities that offer inventive spaces for the study, creation, and exhibition of art. Featuring the qualities of private art school environment situated within a major public research university, the Gwen Frostic School of Art offers opportunities to interact with a range of other disciplines, including the three other units that together form the College of Fine Arts: the Department of Dance, the School of Music, and the Department of Theatre. The School of Art encourages students to pursue curiosity, critical and analytical thinking, and creative problem solving skills. 

Western Michigan University’s Gwen Frostic School of Art is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. 

A Bachelor of Fine Arts—B.F.A.—degree provides focused curriculum for students who will pursue careers as working artists.  Students interested in pursuing a B.F.A. degree must first apply and be accepted into the Bachelor of Arts—B.A.—program. After successful completion of foundation art courses, B.A. students have the option to apply to one of the following B.F.A. programs:

Bachelor of Fine Arts—B.F.A.—with an emphasis in:


The Frostic School of Art also offers a B.A. in Studio Art and a B.A. in Art History.   

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