Student Work


Hello, and welcome to the Art Department Website at the University of Arkansas — Fort Smith. This site has been built as a resource for new and current students in Studio Art and Graphic Design at UAFS. You can easily find classes in your discipline, look at course descriptions, find educational resources, discover what's new in your area of study and more. Take a moment, if you have not done so, and connect to our Facebook page so you can stay on top of the latest alerts and announcements. If you need any help, our faculty are here for you. Contact us with your questions, we are ready to help you. We look forward to seeing you in the studio!


Portfolio Review Day Huge Success!

Just in case you missed it! Yesterday the seniors showed their portfolios to nearly 50 regional professional designers, advertising agents, web developers and talent scouts. We had representatives from UAFS Marketing Department, Weldon Williams & Lick, Umarex, Star 7 Media, Brothers, Inc. (Tulsa), IDC, What If Creative, Rightmind Advertising, PAC Printers, Outdoor Cap (NWA), Saatchi & Saatchi X (NWA), Artifex 323, Do South Magazine, The Richland Group, Pradco, BlkBox Labs, Pryor Marketing and Stigler Printing (Stigler, OK). 

We are EXTREMELY GRATEFUL to these agencies for allowing there talented professionals to visit with our soon-to-be graduates.

If you missed the show yesterday and would like to see the student work or view their websites click through the link and enjoy. And please share this post with your friends.

15th Annual UAFS Graphic Design Portfolio Review

It’s here, it’s here! If you want to see the result of four years of blood, sweat, and tears then come down to UAFS today from noon to 4 p.m. to check out the amazing work of our talented Class of 2015. These young creatives have worked extremely hard this semester getting ready to present their portfolios and are looking forward to the beginning of a long and fruitful career. If you are a professional designer, advertiser, marketer or work in a related field, please feel free to come to our early sneak peek starting at 9 a.m. and wrapping up at 11 a.m. If you can’t make it out today, simply go to our graduate portfolio page to check out their work and websites. But, of course, nothing beats seeing it in person and meeting the designers. We hope to see you soon!

Cluck Paper Something to Crow About

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Jarrod Cluck

Jarrod Cluck, a Senior Studio Art Major, has been chosen as one of thirteen students from across the state of Arkansas to speak at the 25th Annual Arkansas College Art History Symposium, to be held March 6, 2015 at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. He will present his paper, Hiram Powers, Prosperine, and Truth, which explores the marble bust of Prosperine by American sculptor Hiram Powers (1805 – 1873) in the collection of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Jarrod’s work on Powers and his philosophical conceptualizations of beauty and truth was first done in the UAFS upper-level art history class, ART 3523, History of American Art. Continue reading…

Let’s Meet at the End of the Tour

A few weeks ago the art and design faculty at UAFS got to tour through the up and coming Visual Arts Building. It was fantastic to see this space, knowing that in a few short months we will all be together teaching art and design in this wonderful facility. If you are able, take a drive by the building on the corner of Waldron and Kinkaid. It has changed quite a bit, even since this video was taken.

You will notice that the video runs about 3 times as fast as it was shot. This compresses the tour to around 12 minutes. We’ve labeled the rooms as best we could to give a sense of what will be where, but we realize it is a bit confusing without any sheetrock in place.