Parents: Take a look at this Essay by Adriene Jenik, director, ASU School of Art!
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 Art 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).
Entries Now Being Accepted for the 45th Annual USI Juried Student Art Exhibition
The Annual USI Juried Student Art Exhibition is open to all USI Art Students. Click over to the Annual Student Art Show Page for more information about the show and this year's juror, USI Alumni Matthew Gehring. Or, jump right in and register through our Online Registration Form.
The entry Deadline is Wednesday, March 18, the juror's lecture Thursday, March 19, with the opening set for Sunday, March 22.
Current Scholarship and Award Opportunities!
Freshmen Art Scholarship Awards
Contact Al Holen, Assistant Department Chair for scholarship questions. Email
Solid Gold: The Art Deparment Goes on Record,
a faculty art exhibition celebrating USI's 50th Anniversary.
The Show features a wide variety of artworks in media ranging from wood, clay, oil paint and stell to digital imagery and 3-D animation. The exhibit continues through March 16th.