Art Major (BA, Studio)

As an art major at Truman, you develop your talents to become a competent scholar and artist who can communicate ideas in ways that enhance our understanding of the world. Our liberal arts approach, combined with talented faculty and small classes, teaches you to think critically and solve problems creatively, skills that can benefit you in any career. No matter your creative interest, you can choose to pursue whichever medium you need to realize your vision:

  • Ceramics
  • Fibers
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Inter-Specialty

Student Opportunities

  • 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
  • More organizations
On-campus internship and work opportunities:  Fine Arts Design (FAD), OP Output Center, University Art Gallery, University Publications, The Index (student newspaper), Detour magazine, Truman State University Press, Art Studios and Faculty Offices.
The Art Department facilities include studios for ceramics, fibers, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The Art Department is also home to the University Art Gallery which features professional and student exhibitions throughout the year.
Art students often join academic study abroad trips available through Truman’s Center for International Education Abroad with access to more than 500 study abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries.
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Art: Bachelor of Arts, Studio

Other Art Programs

  • Art Major (BFA, Design)
  • Art Major (BFA, Studio Art)
  • Art History Minor
  • Art Studio Minor
  • Design Minor
  • Photography Minor

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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

News

Congratulating Rusty Nelson!Congratulating Rusty Nelson!

December 10, 2017

Professor Rusty Nelson has had one of his works selected as a runner up in Creative Quarterly 50.  His “Belfast Daisies” will be in their online exhibit.  Congratulations, Rusty!

What Will Hannah Nicks Do After Graduation?What Will Hannah Nicks Do After Graduation?

December 8, 2017

Hannah Nicks, who will graduate in December with a BA double major in Art History and Studio (Ceramics Concentration), sends us the following exciting news about what she will be doing after walking across the stage to receive her diploma: Following my December graduation, I will begin an Art Residency at Access Arts in Columbia,…Read more What Will Hannah Nicks Do After Graduation?

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