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

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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

Students Contribute to Fundraiser for Food BankStudents Contribute to Fundraiser for Food Bank

November 29, 2018

Ceramics majors and other art students made bowls for a fundraiser for the Pantry for Adair County, an organization that provides help for those in our community who experience food insecurity.  The “Empty Bowl Soup Lunch” sold tickets for a meal consisting of soup, pie, and beverage.  People attending could choose to take a bowl…Read more Students Contribute to Fundraiser for Food Bank

Last Chance to See…Last Chance to See…

November 29, 2018

The exhibition MicroEcos is in its final week.  This show features the work of multimedia artists Brandon Gellis and Shelby Shadwell and includes photographs, drawings, interactive media, and sculpture of various sorts.  You are sure to find something intriguing in the University Gallery and the Charlyn Gallery.  Come take a look before Friday, as Thursday…Read more Last Chance to See…

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