Department of Art and Design

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

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.


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.

Massey and Derry Present at STEAM and the Future of Education Conference in Porto, Portugal

Art and Design professors Sharon Massey and Sean Derry were invited to give a presentation about Local X Change, a new curriculum they have developed that combines digital fabrication instruction with civic engagement, at STEAM and the Future of Education: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the Integration of the 4 Cultures Domain in Porto, Portugal, in September 2022.

Sculptural Lighting Fixtures Designed and Produced by IUP Students in IUP STEAMshop, Installed in Sprowls Hall

Students in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Art and Design’s three-dimensional art and design course used IUP’s STEAMshop—IUP’s digital fabrication makerspace—to light the way in IUP’s Sprowls Hall. Students in Sharon Massey and Sean Derry’s Art 113 course used Rhino 3D and Fusion Slicer software to design hanging light fixtures for the building, which is home to IUP’s Department of Art and Design.