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 2018

Study Abroad: Art & Design International

Art and Design International Studies. Every two years, Art and Design attempts to provide this opportunity for a new group of students. Our next adventure is ADI “Architecture of Worship”Around the World 

Dates: May 7-July 4, 2018

Locations: Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, the National Gallery and the Tate Modern in London, Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle, et al, in Paris, Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Paul Outside the Walls, Church of the Capuchin Monks in Rome, a Greek Orthodox monastery and the Sacred Triangle of Temples in Greece, the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, Constantine's churches, and the Ba'hai World Center in Israel, The Great Stupa, Varanasi, Amritsar and the Taj Mahal in India, Ankor Wat in Cambodia, the Cao Dai Temple in Vietnam, Kyoto and Hiroshima in Japan, and the Mayan Temple ruins in Cancun, Mexico.


  • ART 232. Renaissance to WWII Survey 3 hrs
  • ART 265. Photography for Visual Artists 3 hrs
  • ART 434. Oriental, African and Oceanic Art History 3 hrs
  • ART 475. I.S.: Photography 1-3 hrs
  • HUM 273 2-6 hours

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