The Gwen Frostic School of Art offers different pathways and opportunities to pursue including programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, or a minor.

How to apply

Step 1: Apply to WMU

You must be admitted to WMU before you can be accepted into the College of Fine Arts.

Step 2: Apply to the Frostic School of Art


FSoA Application

After your first year, art students have the opportunity to apply to

B.F.A. in Art Education with teacher certification (K–12)

B.F.A. in Graphic Design

B.F.A. in art with an emphasis in Ceramics, Metals/jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmedia or Sculpture.

B.S. in Kinetic Imaging with an emphasis in Animation, Game Art or Video Art

Step 3: Portfolio review

Once you have submitted your application you will need to undergo a portfolio review to be admitted to your program.

Transfer students

Students with plans to transfer to WMU and pursue a major in the Frostic School of Art are encouraged to contact the art academic advisor early in the process. Working with the art academic advisor allows prospective transfer students to discuss transferrable credit hours, create a timeline for admission and enrollment, as well as choose upcoming courses at the student’s current school. Students can also review transferrable credits and course equivalencies through the WMU Office of Admissions’ transfer guides.