The art and art education programs at the University of Southern Indiana help students define their own artistic goals and prepare each student to become a contributing member of the art profession, the community and society as a whole.
The Art Department's four integrated academic areas - studio art, graphic design, art education and art history - offer courses designed to help students develop technical and conceptual skills, establish a foundation for critical thinking and fulfill their creative potential.
Art majors choose an emphasis in art history, graphic design, illustration, interactive media design, photography or studio (ceramics, jewelry, painting, printmaking, sculpture, or woodworking). Minors are offered in studio art, graphic design and art history.
Aspiring art teachers major in Visual Part P-12 with a minor in P-12 Education Licensure to qualify to teach all grades. Art education minors are available for students receiving an education degree in a non-art discipline.
Internship programs offer junior and senior art students the opportunity to work in professional settings at design studios, museums and galleries.
An art degree from USI prepares students to achieve success as graphic designers, artists, elementary to university-level teachers, museum and gallery personnel and art historians, as well as pursue graduate studies in art.
The Art Department at the University of Southern Indiana is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
2015 Efroymson $10,000 Bridge Year Fellowship Call for Applications
USI studio art or design majors who will graduate by the end of Fall 2014 and also recently graduated (within the last three years) in studio art, design emphases (graphic design, interactive media, or illustration), or photography are eligible to apply. The fellowship will provide a qualified art graduate a post-undergraduate year to significantly expan his or her artistic vision, to enhance his or her portfolio, and to gain maturity as an artist or designer. Fellowship guidelines and the application form are available here and in the USI Art Department front office. The application deadline is November 18, 2014.
The University of Southern Indiana and the Deparment of Art are most grateful to the Efroymson Family Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation for their generous sponsorship of this outstanding award.
Acclaimed Sculptor Greely Myatt to visit November 3
Greely Myatt is a nationally recognized sculptor who has shown his work in many solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. Myatt's incredible sculptures are made with a dizzying array of materials used in ingenious ways. His highly resonant work combines humor with sharp social criticism.
In addition to a lecture from 6:00-7:00PM Monday evening in UC2207, the artist will meet with advanced students from 1:00-3:00PM. There is a sign-up sheet on the TC217 door for students interested in a 15 minute consultation.