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Pursue a Life with Art

The Art Department at Truman is a collaborative community made up of accomplished and nurturing faculty and talented and motivated students who enjoy creating and sharing art and ideas. Our programs help you develop your technical proficiency and teach you to think critically, communicate effectively and solve problems creatively — skills that benefit you in any art-related career you pursue throughout your life.  We have a diverse range of media you can explore including ceramics, fibers, painting, printmaking, sculpture, web, 3D modeling, motion, and animation.



Art Gallery

University Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery hosts exhibitions of artwork by students, faculty and other professional artists as well as historical exhibitions.

Art Gallery Schedule

Art Studios

As an art student, you have access to studios and computer labs where you receive personalized instruction and a supportive space to build a network of friends.

Panoramic Photos of Art Studios

The magic of being an art major begins with studio classes. A studio class takes place in  — you guessed it — a studio, and is a couple hours of making art with classmates. I have had many fond memories of chatting in class with my friends or people who became my friends afterward while making prints, embroidering fibers projects or choosing and re-choosing colors for a poster. The collaborative nature of these classes teaches students about giving and receiving feedback from their peers.

Anna G., Art Major


Scenes from the Design Students Senior ShowcaseScenes from the Design Students Senior Showcase

May 31, 2018

The Design Program students held their annual capstone show from May 7-11 in the Kirksville Arts Association with a reception Friday night where family and friends celebrated their completion of their BFA coursework.  A lot of the students marched the next afternoon at Truman’s graduation. Congratulations to all our graduates!  Stay in touch with an…Read more Scenes from the Design Students Senior Showcase

Congratulations to May 2018 Graduates!Congratulations to May 2018 Graduates!

May 24, 2018

Congratulations to May 2018 graduates from Truman State University’s Art Department.  Our graduates are going on to take up exciting jobs, graduate programs in a variety of fields, and internships in businesses and museums.  Three Art History majors are going to serve as curatorial interns this summer at the St. Louis Art Museum.  These include…Read more Congratulations to May 2018 Graduates!

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