Visual Arts majors study the arts in a context that emphasizes the acquisition of skills in various studio disciplines as well as the understanding of historical and philosophical concepts in art.
The department extends learning beyond the classroom and studios by sponsoring exhibitions in the UIS Visual Arts Gallery located on the second floor of the Health and Sciences Building. Students attend openings and workshops and gain experience in viewing works by a variety of professional artists. Graduating students will present their senior exhibitions in the gallery.
In this major, you can explore the important field of digital media. The number of career possibilities requiring skills in art and design have exploded in the past two decades, particularly in the areas of graphic design, web design, animation, video and film.
The Andrew Glosecki Memorial Scholarship, Ceramic Encouragement Award, Daniel A. and Carolyn Schnirring Dungan Scholarship, Daniel Lesh Memorial Award, H. Albert Inkel Memorial Scholarship, and Studio Space Scholarships are awarded annually to students in the visual arts department.