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Department of Art

It is the goal of the Department of Art to develop a student's artistic knowledge and skills to a professional level, which provides leadership for our society as well as to prepare them for graduate school and future employment in an art related field.  The Department also places it general goal to be recognized as a leader in art and art education and as the important cultural resource for the region and the state.

Program of Study

The visual arts curriculum at SVSU includes art history and studio courses in ceramics, graphic design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.  The Department of Art is part of the College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences.

Students may earn a B.A. in Art, Graphic Design, or Visual Arts Education, and also a B.F.A. degree.

Because most classes do not exceed 25 students at SVSU, you'll work closely with art professors who are accomplished artists in their own right. Their paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures have been exhibited at numerous regional and national shows.

You also will be exposed to the creativity of other outstanding contemporary artists whose works are exhibited in the Art Department Gallery, located on the first floor of the Arbury Fine Arts Center.

 

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

 

  • Sarah Sopcak

    Graphic Designer at Regional Medical Imaging in Flint, MI
    Graphic Design, May 2017
    Saginaw, MI

  • Darby Oswald Darby Oswald

    Creative Lead heading, marketing team at CU*Answers/Xtend Inc in Grand Rapids, MI
    Graphic Design, May 2017
    Bay City, MI

  • Julie D. Maurer photo, May 2017 graduate Julie Maurer

    Graphic Artist at Grasel Graphics in Frankenmuth, MI
    Graphic Design, May 2017
    Harbor Beach, MI