In Visual Arts courses, faculty and students work together in a professional and creative learning environment.

Welcome to the exciting journey of the B.A. in Visual Arts at UIS! We're here to help you unlock your creativity, refine your skills, and prepare for a future full of artistic possibilities.

Course Highlights:

  • Tailor your studies to match your professional and personal ambitions. Focus on one medium or sample a diverse range of art and design perspectives.
  • Choose from courses in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, digital media, photography, and art history.

Scholarships and Awards:

  • Pursue your Visual Arts degree with confidence! We offer various scholarships, including the Daniel Lesh Memorial Scholarship, Glosecki Memorial Scholarship, H. Albert Inkel Memorial Scholarship, and Schnirring Dungan Scholarship.
  • Don't miss the opportunity to apply for the Student Studio Award annually.

Discover Your Passion:

  • In Visual Arts, you'll acquire essential skills in different studio disciplines, explore art's historical context, and dive deep into philosophical concepts.
  • Develop critical thinking, unleash your creativity, and master the art of communication—both verbally and visually.
  • Our professional and creative learning environment encourages inquiry and analysis through information literacy.

Real-World Exposure:

  • Immerse yourself in art beyond the classroom with exhibitions featuring renowned regional and national artists.
  • Attend openings and workshops to gain exposure to contemporary art and learn from professional artists.

Showcase Your Talent:

Conclude your Visual Arts journey with a Senior Exhibition held every spring in the Visual Arts Gallery.

Career Pathways:

  • Visual Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Art Therapist
  • Art Educator
  • Gallery Director/Curator
  • Illustrator
  • Freelance Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Art Critic/Reviewer
  • Museum Technician
  • Creative Director
  • Set Designer
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Photographer
  • Art Conservator/Restorer
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Brand Designer
  • Interior Designer

Your artistic journey begins here. Join us at UIS to transform your passion for art into a fulfilling career!

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