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Art and design are vital forms of creative expression that can become dynamic professions. Discover and develop your artistic spirit at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

From art history and color theory to painting, graphic design, book arts, and sculpture, the art major is designed to be a challenging fusion of research, practice, critical thinking, and innovation. We welcome your interest in the major or minor, or even in simply taking an art course to try something new.

You will also have myriad opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration and to exhibit your work in the college's Gallery 217 and in campus publications. Plus, you'll enjoy access to the NSU Art Museum, part of NSU's expanded campus and a major venue for regional, national, and international contemporary art.

On behalf of the program's faculty, I am pleased to welcome you to the art major and look forward to seeing you in one of our state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, studios, or galleries. A rewarding life in the arts awaits you.

Sincerely,

Tennille Shuster, M.F.A.
Associate Professor
Department of Performing and Visual Arts
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Why Choose This Major?

  • Students are offered a choice of study: studio art or graphic design concentrations, both enhanced by field trips, visiting lecturers, workshops, internships, exhibitions, and cultural resources such as the NSU art collection, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, and national events, including Art Basel and Art Miami.
  • The art major is taught by internationally exhibited, award-winning faculty who foster originality and innovation within artistic and research practice.
  • Students have the opportunity to study and practice in modern facilities, featuring two state-of-the-art computer labs equipped with Mac Pros, dual monitors, and industry-standard software, as well as traditional and contemporary studio spaces, including a brand-new painting studio, drawing room, and ceramics studio outfitted with eight Stuart pottery wheels and three Skutt kilns.
  • The art major prepares students for careers as freelance artists or for employment with public and private organizations in the art industry.

Click here to learn more about career opportunities for graduates of this program.

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