Apply to the BA or BFA Program

Step 1
All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM

Step 2
After meeting all College of Fine Arts admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.

Any student who applies and is accepted to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Program can concentrate on Art & Ecology by taking A&E courses. Art majors at UNM pursue an interdisciplinary degree–there are no transcripted tracks in the Department of Art BA or BFA Program.

Undergraduate students interested in pursuing Departmental Honors in Art & Ecology may apply to the BFA Honors program and complete a senior year Art & Ecology capstone project. A BFA Honors student in Art & Ecology must demonstrate academic and artistic excellence, curiosity, and commitment. Students should approach an Art & Ecology faculty member to discuss the process of forming a thesis committee, developing an honors thesis project, and writing an honors thesis.

Scholarship Opportunity:

The Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities Scholarship is an interdisciplinary award for undergraduate Native American students across all UNM colleges who are interested in art and ecology, social justice, environmental justice, and/or species conservation. This scholarship is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.