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).
Associate Professor Millard-Mendez Awarded
Associate Professor of Art Rob Millard-Mendez continues to be one of our most prolific faculty members. In addition to a solo exhibition at Illinois Central College this fall, his work has appeared in juried shows at the Ann Arbor Art Center in Ann Arbor, MI; Studio Oh! in Chicago, IL; Krempp Gallery in Jasper, IN; The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, GA, where it earned an Honorable Mention; and the Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Tuscaloosa, AL. In addition, Rob will be spending the month of February doing a Studio Fellowship at the prestigious Center For Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine as part of his spring sabbatical activities.
Recent awards include: Arts Illiana Award of Recognition, 70th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition, Swope Museum, Terre Haute, IN; Best in Show, Art Noir, Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, Evansville, IN; Third Place, American Craft Exhibition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN; Second Place, Adams County Arts Council 11th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg, PA; First Place 3-D, 20th Annual Working Together Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN.
Current Scholarship and Award Opportunities!
2015 Efroymson $10,000 Bridge Year Fellowship Call for Applications - Due November 18th, 2014
Freshmen Art Scholarship Awards