Art and Design Program

Program Overview/Mission

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program at University of Houston-Clear Lake prepares you to participate in art exhibitions, serve industries as qualified artists or teach art. This degree is designed for students who wish to further their own craft and art career, those wishing to pursue a position in graphic arts and design, parties interested in curatorial or other gallery positions and artists who are interested in teaching and/or earning a MFA degree.


Program Degrees

Admission Requirements

Program Faculty

Lauren Kussro
Lauren Kussro

Lauren Kussro

Assistant Professor of Art and Design,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3373
Email: kussro@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor 1307.18

Faculty Bio

Stuart Larson
Stuart Larson

Stuart Larson

Department Chair of Communication and Studio Arts and Associate Professor of Graphic Design ,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3362
Email: larsons@uhcl.edu
Office: SSB2109.11

Faculty Bio

Clay Leonard

Clay Leonard

Assistant Professor of Art and Design,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3477
Email: leonard@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.12

Faculty Bio

Matthew Linton
Matthew Linton

Matthew Linton

Associate Professor of Art and Design,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3379
Email: linton@uhcl.edu
Office: SSB 2109-03

Faculty Bio

Jason Makepeace
Jason Makepeace

Jason Makepeace

Assistant Professor of Art,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3422
Email: Makepeace@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 2121.08

Faculty Bio

Lauren Yandell

Lauren Yandell

Lecturer of Art and Design,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3478
Email: yandell@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor Central 1307.13

Faculty Bio

Curriculum and Instruction

The BFA curriculum has three core areas: Studio Art, Graphic Design and Art Education. You can move into specialized courses in one of these three areas after completing your core requirements. UHCL is dedicated to both the traditional fine arts as well as the most contemporary of practices. These programs are supported with outstanding studio facilities.

Career Opportunities
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree offers students a full experience in Fine Arts. Students leave the program with the unique ability to fill positions in the corporate world, strike out on their own ventures, compete in the art market and/or become a candidate for further study (MFA, MA).

Students with a BFA degree possess the professional skills to pursue such positions as: advertising designers, animators, art buyers and consultants, art directors for advertising, editorial, and journalistic applications, art teachers, book designers, corporate designers, creative directors, filmmakers, graphic artists, illustrators, magazine and package designers, painters, performance artists, photographers, photo editors, printmakers, sculptors, videographers, weavers and textile artists and more.

Additional Information

For additional information about the Art and Design BFA program at the University of Houston - Clear Lake, please contact:

Jason Makepeace, Assistant Professor of Art & Design and Program Director
281-283-3422
Makepeace@uhcl.edu

or

Human Sciences and Humanities
Academic Advising Office
hshadvising@uhcl.edu
281-283-3333

University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058-1098