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Department of Visual Arts University of Illinois Springfield

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The Bachelor of Arts curriculum allows students to tailor a course of study suited to their professional and personal ambitions. Students have the options to focus their studies in one media area or sample a broad range of art and design perspectives. In Visual Arts courses, faculty and student work together in a professional and creative learning environment.

Guns and Butter Art Display

Students who major in Visual Arts have a variety of Career Paths to choose from, including (but not limited to): Painter, Sculptor, Art Dealer, Gallery Owner, Graphic Designer, illustrator, Animator, Art Teacher, Web Designer, Portrait Artist, Photographer, Jewelry Designer, Digital Artist, Scenic Artist in Film/Theater.

The UIS Visual Arts Gallery is one of Springfield’s premier art venues. The Gallery hosts nationally known visiting artists who conduct workshops for students and the general public.

Graduating Visual Arts students present their senior exhibitions in the Visual Arts Gallery every spring.

Visual Arts hosts national, regional, and student juried Arts Shows as well as Open Studio Nights for highs school student and teachers.