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Idaho State University is a regional university with approximately 14,500 enrolled students. The campus in Pocatello, Idaho is a few hours drive from Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Salt Lake City, Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Boise Art Museum.

For advising guides, please see find your Major Academic Plans (MAPs) here
To make an appointment with an academic faculty advisor, please contact the Department of Art office.



The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree combines a liberal arts education with a strong concentration in studio areas and art history.



A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Art from Idaho State University will help you become a practicing artist exhibiting and selling works in galleries, shops, museums and art fairs. A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is recommended for those students who plan to pursue graduate work in the visual arts or intend to enter into studio artist production. The art major may concentrate in one studio area or work in several areas.



The Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Art is the recognized terminal degree in the studio arts. This program is designed to refine the visual art skills of the graduate student in a particular area or areas of concentration by providing the instruction, facilities and time for the student both to develop a significant body of studio work and to expand their intellectual horizons in preparation for a rewarding professional career.


MFA Program Guide



Minor in Art History

The minor in art history allows the university student to develop their interests in the art of various cultures and periods.

Art History Minor information.


Minor in Studio

The minor in studio art allows the university student to develop their interests in studio art areas.
Studio Art Minor information.