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Graduate Student Opportunities

Grad student in his studio

SHOW YOUR WORK  Eric Brennan, a graduate student specializing in drawing, looks over his work in his campus studio prior to showing it at a regional exhibit. As a graduate student, you'll get your own, individual studio space.

Special features for Art Graduate Students

As a graduate student in the Art Department, you will have the opportunity to participate in numerous activities that will further enrich your artistic endeavors.

  • Exhibit your art with a show you put together yourself, see faculty artwork on display, or explore national and international exhibitions hosted by IUP’s galleries and museums
  • Promote the arts with the Student Art Association
  • Join the Clay Club
  • Get involved with the campus chapter of the National Art Education Association
  • Join the Graphic Design Student Association
  • Study abroad on trips specifically for art majors
  • Check out the American Society of Interior Designers
  • Students have occasionally taught art classes at a small, downtown Indiana art gallery within walking distance of campus
  • Leave your mark at the annual Chalk on the Walk

Explore other interests 

Try something new

With more than 220 clubs, club sports, and student organizations, you can enjoy your favorite hobbies or try something new. Write for the campus newspaper, play men’s club soccer, or women’s ice hockey. Check out the anime club, the drill team, the conversation club, the DJ club, the outing club, or the paintball club. Maybe try fencing, the African dance ensemble, or the video game club.

Be a leader

We have student groups for most majors (artists see above), honor societies for academic fields, and Greek life. We have an active student government as well as a group of student senators in IUP’s University Senate, which also includes faculty and administrators. Students can also serve as Alumni Ambassadors. There are study abroad opportunities as well as local volunteer opportunities in Indiana, a small town that surrounds campus.

Share your talents

There are open auditions for many instrumental ensembles, choirs, and the marching band. Students also participate in theater productions and the Dance Theater company. Other events, such as talent nights and book talks, can be found in coffee shops on and near campus and at a downtown Indiana theater building.

  • 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.