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The Art and Design Department at the University of Southern Indiana helps students define their artistic goals and prepares students to become contributing members of the art and design profession, the community and society as a whole. Four integrated academic areas - studio art, graphic design, art education and art history - advance technical and conceptual skills, cultivate critical thinking and fulfill creative potential.

The University of Southern Indiana is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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Internship programs offer junior and senior art students the opportunity to work in professional settings at design studios, museums and galleries.

An art or art education degree from USI prepares students to achieve success as designers, artists, photographers, teachers, museum and gallery personnel and art historians, as well as to pursue graduate studies in art and design related fields.


53rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The 53rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is at the Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries. See Payton Broshears's Best in Show artwork Queen & King along with 110 other artworks from 66 other artists through December 9.

Senior Seminar Exhibitions

The Fall 2022 Senior Seminar Exhibition is on display through December 9 at the Student Gallery, located in Arts Center room AC 238 on the University of Southern Indiana campus. This set of four exhibitions feature the creative work of 15 USI students studying studio art, graphic design, photography, interactive media, and illustration.

Alumni Spotlight - Evan Kisner '19

Art & Design alum Evan Kisner '19 used his graphic design and illustration skills to earn a place in the Sequential Art masters program at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Organic + Tattoo in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries

Organic + Tattoo: Sculptures by Debbie Goldman. December 12 - 19, 2022, Reception and Awards Ceremony 4 p.m., December 16, 2022.