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

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June 20, 2018

Our congratulations go out to Madison Pearson, a studio major at Truman, who has received a grant to conduct research this summer.  Here is her description of her project: Over the summer I will be making handmade paper from natural fibers. Traditionally mixed handmade paper for printmaking uses abaca, a species of banana which is used in…Read more Madison Pearson Makes Paper

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

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