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

Prospective students, transfer students, or students who wish to change to Graphic Design and Illustration, Studio Art, or Art Education can submit their portfolio using the link below.

Register for a portfolio review and portfolio guidelines.

For Graphic Design and Illustration students, a portfolio is required for entry into the program and must be submitted using the link above.

For Studio Art and Art Education students, 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.

Interior Design and Fashion students are not required to submit a portfolio.

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.


Slenkfest 2024

IUP Graphic Design and Illustration is hosting the first annual Slenkfest, a multiday series of events designed to be a nexus of interaction between current students and IUP alumni working in the field of graphic design and illustration.

IUP Studio Art Faculty Selected for Moonshot Grant

Two Indiana University of Pennsylvania studio art faculty members are using a $70,000 Moonshot Grant to launch new worlds of opportunity for youth in Pittsburgh’s Brownsville area.

Derry and Massey Receive $70,000 Moonshot Grant from Remake Learning

Studio Art faculty Sean Derry and Sharon Massey were awarded a $70,000 Moonshot Grant from Remake Learning for their upcoming project, Studio Stream.

Grand Opening of Common Goods Pop-Up Store at Indiana Theater

Common Goods is an annual pop-up store featuring laser-cut paper packages of items we need but cannot buy, like empathy, rest, and rainbows.

Studio Art Faculty Bring STEAM to Pittsburgh Zoo

Studio Art faculty members Sharon Massey and Sean Derry teamed up with Molly Russell and Matt Burglund from Marketing and Communications to bring a STEAM project to the Pittsburgh Zoo on Monday, October 9, 2023.