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).
Dr. Uduehi Challenges Perceptions with Exhibit
"What is the Color of Your Skin?" is an art exhibit featuring 24 acrylic paintings by Dr. joseph Uduehi, Associate Professor of Art Education. "The paintings are intended to challenge our perceptions of the colors of our skin; so at tleast the dialogue can begin about the true colors of our skin," says Uduehi.
The exhibit is on display through December 3 in the Wright Administration Building's McCutchan Exhibition Space on the University of Southern Indiana campus.
It's Corn Booth Time!
Be sure to visit the USI Art Club's Corn Booth on your pilgramage to the West Sid Nut Club's annual Fall Festival the week of October 6-11. Painted bright yellow and adorned with corn-themed recreations of famous works of art, the booth is hard to miss. But in case you need a more precise location, the booth #38 and is located on the corner of 11th and Franklin.
Proceeds from the booth fund student scholarships, student travel, guest artists, and art club activities throughout the year.
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