The Department of Art offers a comprehensive, rigorous curriculum accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Students can major in Art Education, Art History, or Studio Art, including options in animation and graphic design. Our department is located within the College of the Arts on the dynamic RiverPark Campus in the historic riverfront area. Students participate in a robust array of courses, exhibitions, workshops and lectures in state-of-the-art facilities. Our unique Visiting Artist and Scholar Residency Program provides residencies to diverse, outstanding studio artists, art historians, art critics, and curators. Artists in residence lead workshops or teach special courses related to their disciplines, as well as giving public lectures on their work. Our students benefit from the downtown arts economy, with a multitude of visiting artists, performances, lectures, visual art, music, and lecture presentations offered every year.
The Department of Art offers the following degrees and programs: