The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in art—with an art history concentration.
The Art History Program is designed to provide the student with a broadly based academic and
theoretical knowledge of the history of art, enhanced by practical studio experience and support courses, which will enable the
student to pursue graduate-level work in art history.
Coursework includes a substantial number of art history courses in a variety of topics, including:
Ancient Greek art
Etruscan and Roman art
Students may also choose to supplement departmental offerings with appropriate courses in the humanities. The program's large slide inventory and the ample collection of the Cunningham Memorial Library offer teaching materials and research capabilities for scholars.
The Art History Program is distinguished by the smallness of its classes and a curriculum that strikes a balance between traditional
art-making processes and cutting-edge technology. Spacious studios and ample equipment enhance hands-on experiences.
Courses are conducted in over 70,000 square feet of professionally equipped and maintained space. The Fine Arts Building houses the graphic design and computer art studios, classrooms, the art education facility, an extensive slide library, and departmental offices. Studios for painting, photography, printmaking, papermaking, and drawing are located in historic Fairbanks Hall.
The Fine Arts Annex houses ceramics and sculpture.
Students gain exposure to artists of national and international significance through a regular schedule of exhibitions and lectures in the
University Art Gallery. The Bare-Montgomery Gallery provides students with the opportunity to exhibit their own
work or to curate exhibitions of student work. Other gallery spaces, including the University's Permanent Collection, provide students with additional opportunities to view or exhibit artwork.
The department offers a number of student organizations, including the Omega Chapter of the Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity. In addition, students have opportunities to apply their knowledge and talent through real-life experiences such as
interning at design firms or community arts centers.
In addition, the Department of Art and Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
In addition, the Department of Art and Design awards several scholarships and juried prizes. For more information, contact the department.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.