Art Quick Facts

Pursue a Life with Art


School of Arts and Letters: Department of Art

Our primary mission is to facilitate learning, research, experimentation and understanding of art through Truman’s knowledgeable and talented faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and one-on-one instruction. Art majors are guided, challenged, and encouraged to develop into highly skilled professionals in any of our areas of specialty (Art History, Design and Studio Art).

  • Art Programs
    The Art Department at Truman has three distinct areas of study:

  • Degrees Offered
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art or Design
    • Bachelor of Arts: Art
    • Bachelor of Arts: Art History
  • Minors Offered
  • Number of students pursuing an art major: 164
  • Number of students pursuing an art minor: 101
  • Full-time Faculty: 12
  • Part-time Faculty: 1
  • Faculty with terminal degrees: 100%
  • Macintosh Computers: 25 total computers (2 computer labs are equipped with scanners, laser printers, large-format inkjet printers and graphic tablets)
  • Art Gallery
    The Art Department houses the University Gallery where professional and student exhibitions occur throughout the year.
  • Computer Labs: 1
  • Art Studios: 6

On-Campus Internship and Work Opportunities

  • Art Department Image Library
  • Fine Arts Design (FAD)
  • OP Output Center
  • University Gallery
  • University Publications
  • The Index
  • Detours Magazine
  • Truman State University Press
  • Faculty Offices
  • Department Studios

Student Groups

  • Art History Student Group: Art History Society
  • Design Program Student Group: American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
  • Honorary Art Fraternity: Kappa Pi
  • Studio Student Groups:
    • The Fibers Club,
    • The Clay People: Ceramics Club
    • Bad Acids: Printmaking Club
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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