Today’s workforce hungers for creative problem solvers—people who can catapult fresh ideas ahead of the competition.
Whether your goal is to be a visual artist, become a museum curator, or pursue a broad-based education that will prepare you for a wide range of careers, the Hartford Art School will cultivate your creativity.
We offer eight undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs, and a Bachelor of Arts in art history. Our three low-residency Master of Fine Arts graduate programs are designed for practicing artists seeking a terminal degree while maintaining their professional careers.
The Hartford Art School provides the foundation for you to succeed no matter where your passion leads.
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Where college-bound students strengthen their portfolios and learn to stand above the rest.
From ceramics to sculpture, from photography to painting, our studio-based instruction provides HAS students the opportunity to display their work and build their portfolios.View More Artwork
The ability to think creatively, see things differently, and develop innovative solutions are workplace skills that are in high demand, regardless of industry or discipline.
See how HAS creates career-ready graduates with programs such as the Professional Practices course.
AlumnusTim Cohan '05, works as an associate partner at Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy. His time as a student in HAS’s visual communication design (VCD) program prepared him to take on the challenge of bringing to life one of today’s most popular fantasy stories: the magical world of Harry Potter. DISCOVER VCD
Adjunct professor of photography John Reuter showed his work at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. His pieces have been described as “surrealistic paintings” that challenge conventional notions of photography.LEARN ABOUT JOHN REUTER
Art historian Amanda Carlson teaches art history from a global perspective, with a focus on the art of Africa. She has taken students to Nigeria and Ghana, and has published extensively on contemporary art, photography, indigenous writing systems, masquerades, and women’s ritual performances.LEARN ABOUT AMANDA CARLSON