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Art Department

Art can shape our way of thinking about everything from philosophy and literature to science and mathematics. That’s why we encourage our students to explore every field they can think of — and some they may not yet know about. Because of the talent, creative skills, and knowledge skill sets that we foster in our students, our graduates are readily sought after by graduate schools, creative organizations, museums and galleries, and other arts organizations. The Art Department at Truman facilitates learning, research, experimentation and understanding of art through Truman’s knowledgeable and talented faculty, modern facilities, and one-on-one instruction.

For information on events, alumni, faculty creative work and scholarship, and lots more, please visit the Art Department blog.

Incoming Student, Art Department Scholarship information and application

Programs of Study

Undergraduate Degrees:


Professional facilities

The Ophelia Parrish Building/Fine Arts Center is home to the Art Department where students can be found creating art, collaborating with their peers, showcasing their creativity and working one-on-one with professors. The Art Department has art studios and computer labs and also houses the University Art Gallery where professional and student exhibitions occur throughout the year.


Professor Derezinski Designs for the Boy ScoutsProfessor Derezinski Designs for the Boy Scouts

September 20, 2017

Matthew Derezinski has been developing promotional materials from print to social media design for the Scouting 500 over the past six months. The Scouting 500 will be held this coming weekend at the Kansas City Speedway. The event is expecting to have over two thousand attendees, including Cub and Boy Scouts, as well as Venturers,…Read more Professor Derezinski Designs for the Boy Scouts

Art in Unexpected PlacesArt in Unexpected Places

September 17, 2017

Have you noticed any smiling or particularly hungry-looking trash cans recently?                       Any giraffes nibbling on your hair?  Someone just hanging on?               Are you feeling very small? or REALLY hungry? Maybe you are experiencing ART IN UNEXPECTED PLACES,…Read more Art in Unexpected Places

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New Work by Truman Art Faculty
September 26 • 8:30am - 7:00pm
New Work by Truman Art Faculty
October 3 • 8:30am - 7:00pm

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