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Department of Art

Art student holding the mask she created

Undergraduate Programs in Art

Our programs develop your creative and expressive abilities and apply them to careers in fine and commercial art, museums, and education.

Art History, BA

Studio Art, BA

Studio Art, BFA

Art Education, BSEd

Graduate student artwork

Graduate Programs in Art

Our graduate programs in studio art foster individual vision and innovation across a wide range of media and processes.

Art, MA  

Art, MFA  


Prospective Students can set up a visit during one of our “Fine Arts Days.”

This year we will be having portfolio reviews and sharing information about the department on:

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016
  • Thursday, March 3, 2016
  • Thursday, April 14, 2016

Follow this link for details about registering for a portfolio review and portfolio guidelines.

Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

Highly motivated students can earn an undergraduate and graduate degree in five years! 

Campus Galleries and Museum

IUP is home to several art venues, including Kipp Gallery, Miller Gallery, and the University Museum, which display the work of faculty, students, and other international, national, and regional artists, in thought-provoking exhibits throughout the year.

Images at top of page: Left, an undergraduate student and her artwork in Professor Steve Loar’s class on masks and mythology; right, detail of MFA thesis work, “Omkar”

NASAD Accreditation

IUP is an NASAD-accredited school. NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the national accrediting agency for art and design programs at colleges and universities in the U.S.

Accreditation is a nongovernmental system of academic review and periodically assesses and produces an independent judgment by peers about the degree to which an institution or program achieves its own educational objectives and meets the standards established by an Association. 

Accreditation indicates that threshold standards are adhered to in a fashion that provides a base of academic strength and operational integrity. The granting of accredited membership by the Commission on Accreditation signifies that an institution has successfully demonstrated compliance with the procedures, standards, and guidelines of the Association.

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  • Art Department
  • Sprowls Hall, Room 115
    470 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2530
  • Fax: 724-357-3296
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.