Art & Design

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
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Degree Concentrations

Who Would be Interested in Art & Design?

If you are:

  • Creative and have a keen eye for detail
  • An "out of the box" thinker and loves creative problem solving
  • A person who loves to work with real hands-on materials
  • Passionate to work with digital tools and media
  • A person who wants to express and communicate ideas visually in diverse ways

Why Art & Design?

  • Whether you want to be studio artist, a designer, or an art educator, you willacquire transferable skills which can be applied to a variety of professional roles. These skills include communication, problem-solving, creative thinking, self-discipline and hand-eye coordination.
  • All of our classes are taught by faculty, not graduate students.
  • Our faculty is a community of creative people, nationally and internationally recognized Artists, Designers, Art Educators, and Art Historians united toward a common goal: providing a quality, individualized, world-class education.
  • Students are involved in department through the Art Student Association (ASA), Art Education Student Association(AESA) and Graphic Design Association(GDA)
  • Art and Design scholarships are available.

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

  • Students may select any of the Art & Design options upon applying to the university.
  • Students must take ASO 100A, ART 100, ART 152, ART 153, ART 154 before taking any other courses for the major. 

What Can I Do with My Degree in Art and Design?

A degree in art and design can lead to a wide variety of careers. Whether you want to be studio artist, a designer, an art educator, and entrepreneur, you will take away skills that translate into a variety of professional opportunities. Our EKU graduates are working as Graphic designer, Arts Administrator, Layout Artist, Illustrators, Logo Designers, Multimedia Artist, Studio Artist, Art gallery owner, Art historian, Art Professors, Design Professors, Multimedia Designer, Web Designer, Creative director, Art director, Jewelry designer, Curator, Visual Designer, Game Artist/ Designer, Typeface designer, Animator, Commercial Artist, Animation Director, Art critic, User experience (UX) designer, User interface (UI) developer, Art appraiser, Photographer, Brand manager, Cartoonist, Ceramicists, Printmaker, Comic book Creator, Art Educator and Digital Artist.

How Do I Get More Information?

Art & Design:
Contact Professor Ida Kumoji-Ankrah, Chair, Department of Art and Design

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Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

  • Jennifer E. Antoniou Endowed Art Memorial Fund
  • Aymara Castillo Art-Service Award
  • Christina Thurman-Lynn Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Creighton Endowed Art Scholarship Fund
  • The Daniel Richard Deane, Jr. Art Education Endowed Scholarship
  • Louise G. Erekson Scholarship in Art Fund
  • House of Onyx Fund for Excellence in Jewelry & Metals