Art & Design Department


Spring Semester

Chicago Art and Design Trip

Each spring semester the Department of Art and Design sponsors a trip to Chicago (usually late spring). All the majors will find something meaningful to participate in. Interior Designers visit architecture and design firms. Fine art students visit museums, galleries and, if the timing is right, Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Graphic Design students get to tour advertising agencies, graphic design firms and letterpress shops (depending on scheduling).

All participants take an architectural tour of the important points in the City, visit the Chicago Art Institute, and have opportunities to tour the Smart Museum, the Oriental Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. Some extended trips include the Farnsworth Residence.

ASID South Central Student Career Day

Students engage in mock interviews, portfolio reviews and design competitions

DSVC National Student Show and Design Conference (Dallas)

Each spring the graphic design students have the opportunity to travel to Dallas, Texas, to attend the Nation Student Show and Conference sponsored by the Dallas Society of Visual Communications. This is a golden opportunity to see and hear national and international speakers from the graphic design field. Seniors also get to show their portfolios to some of the hottest agencies and studios in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Come be inspired.

Summer 2016

Study Abroad: Art & Design International

Art and Design International Studies. Every three years, Art and Design attempts to provide this opportunity for a new group of students.

Participants will spend the first two weeks on Harding's campus in classes before traveling to Europe for five to six weeks. We will tour parts of Italy, Spain, France, and England studying European art, design, and architecture.

Classes offered:
ART 232 Art Survey Renaissance to WWII
ART 265 Photography
IDA 373 History of Architecture and Interior Design
HUM 273 World Civilization and Humanities 3 hours (required course)
*a one hour bible class may be required

Limited space is available. For more information about the greatness of the program, contact Amy Cox at If you have any questions about courses, cost, and applications, contact the International Programs office."