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  • Senior Show in Graphic Design April 20, 2018
    Congratulations to our Graphic Design Seniors! You’ve made it! For the past year, seniors have been developing and defending a fully-fledged design project that aims to incorporate their professional aspirations with their personal style and vision for the design. This past week has wrapped all that up and is now on display for all to […]
  • DSVC National Student Show and Conference 14 April 18, 2018
     This past weekend, 24 Graphic Design students from the Creative Collective, our student design organization, traveled to Dallas to attend DSVC’s National Student Show (NSSC) and Conference in Dallas, Texas. Our students worked hard fundraising and organizing for the event and preparing work for submission into the juried exhibition. The DSVC NSSC, is the largest […]
  • 2018 Annual Student Show March 21, 2018
       Congratulations to the 2018 Annual Student Show winners! Over the past couple weeks, the Department of Art + Design held its annual competition for students’ art, showcasing works selected from a larger group of submitted work. Students had the opportunity to submit up to five pieces of artwork that was done for any class […]
  • Tad Carpenter Lecture March 9, 2018
    Last night we had the honor to host one of the most accomplished designers of our time, Tad Carpenter! All the thanks go to the USM Art+ Design department and USM’s RISE Creative student design agency. This unique event began with a tour of the Art + Design department building, allowing the students to interact […]




Within our Graphic Design program, course work focuses on visual literacy; development of conceptual, aesthetic, and visualization skills; and creative problem solving. Students gain proficiency in traditional and computer design skills.



The objective of our Drawing and Painting program is to teach students an understanding of the expressive and investigative possibilities of the two-dimensional formal plastic arts. An open and ongoing dialogue about painting, drawing, and visual aesthetics is done in group criticism sessions as well as individual critique sessions.



Our Sculpture program offers our students a complete and well-rounded curriculum in the three dimensional art forms. Creative problem-solving in three-dimensional space and the history of the medium are the primary goals. It is important for the artist/student to be proficient in a wide range of materials and techniques.



Our bachelor of Arts in Art is designed to give the student the opportunity to study art in an intense setting, but also affords a broad liberal arts education. Core or foundation courses are required, as it is in the B.F.A. areas, but students may also take courses in other areas of the university.

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