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Actively Engaged

Undergraduate students are actively engaged with creative and scholarly activities in all areas of the Art Department. Art Education students have numerous pre-teaching experiences in a variety of K-12 settings. Art History students have presented research at national conferences and assisted in the curating of exhibitions. Graphic Design students are fully immersed in the design, research and technology resulting in outcomes of both traditional print and interactive electronic media projects. Students in the Studio Art areas are engaged in studio practices that lead to the development of artworks reflecting mastery of technique and creativity of the artist.

Jeff Boshart: Integrative Learning Experience

Grant allows faculty to pursue sculpture project with student participation.


Study Abroad

The Department of Art encourages students to consider doing study abroad, whether it might be a summer or semester long program. In the past few years students have studied abroad in England, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand. Students in the Art Education option have completed student teaching in Ireland and New Zealand. The earlier you begin to plan, then the more likely you are to find a study aboard program that will accommodate your area of study in the Art Department. The EIU Study Abroad website can provide you with more information and other helpful links.


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Brush with Greatness

EIU alum and two-time Chicago 'Artist of the Year' Nancie King Mertz discusses her painting career. Read More...

Whether it's getting a professional job, a teaching position, or going on to a Master’s program, our students have been very successful after they have completed their bachelor’s degree. With a strong focus on developing students’ creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, we are dedicated to the success of our students in the program and beyond.


Justin Miller Exhibits His Paintings at Tarble Arts Center

Justin Miller’s time at EIU left an indelible mark on his life as an artist, which is why he was so excited when he was asked to display his painting collection this fall at Tarble Arts Center ... Read More...