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About Us

The Art Department serves those intending to prepare for a profession in the Visual Arts (B.F.A. degrees), those students seeking a Liberal Arts education focused in the visual arts (B.A. degrees), as well as non-majors who seek knowledge of the visual arts. Studio and art history courses are open to anyone with proper prerequisites. The Washburn University Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

General Education courses in Art

  • AR 103 Introduction to Art
  • AR 101 Survey of Art History I
  • AR 102 Survey of Art History II
  • AR 120 Design I
  • AR 140 Drawing I
  • AR 141 Drawing II
  • AR 260 Ceramics I
  • AR 301 Ancient Art
  • AR 306 Early Modern Art
  • AR 307 Twentieth Century Art
  • AR 309 Arts of Africa
  • AR 310 Arts of Asia

Over 60 audit students are welcome as space allows. Note: A studio fee is applied to those enrolled in Ceramics courses and Glass courses.


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Art Building Location

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GET IN TOUCH WITH Art Department

Art Department
Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1125
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

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