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

Art/Studio, BA

Art Studio, BFA

Art Studio/Graphic Design and Illustration, BFA

Art Education, BSEd

Fashion Studies, BS

Interior Design, BS

Kenzie in Beginning Painting

Submit Portfolio Now

Prospective students, transfer students, or students who wish to change to an art studio or art education major can submit their portfolio anytime.

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

The portfolio review process is used to select students for scholarships. Acceptance and scholarship decisions are made on a rolling basis, usually within one to two weeks of the portfolio review.

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.

NASAD Accreditation

IUP is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.


IUP Presenting Future Makers Forum with Pittsburgh Maker Nina Barbuto

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s STEAMSHOP (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) will host a Future Makers Forum with Pittsburgh-based maker Nina Barbuto on April 25. The presentation will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Robertshaw STEAMSHOP, room 25. It is free and open to the community.

Massey, Derry Present on “Radical Pivots” in Art Curriculum

Art and Design faculty members Sharon Massey and Sean Derry presented at the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) conference in Denver, Colorado.

2023–24 Academic Planner Contest Winner

The University College hosted an art submission contest open to all IUP students to design the cover of the 2023–24 academic planner, distributed to all incoming students during Welcome Week. Stephen Graham was selected as the winner.

Fashion Studies Major Creates Opportunity for Current, Future IUP Students

Jordan Brown left IUP in December after earning her bachelor’s degree in fashion studies, but her commitment and initiative will impact students for many years to come. She organized taking 22 IUP fashion studies majors to work as volunteers for the fall 2022 Pittsburgh Fashion Week event.

IUP 3D Art Students Continuing Common Goods Pop-Up Store at Indiana Mall

IUP 3D design students will hold a pop-up store from November 17 to 19 in the Indiana Mall. Sales will benefit the Future Maker Forum, which brings visiting scholars from multicultural backgrounds to IUP for workshops and public talks.