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Immerse yourself in an environment designed specifically for personal and creative discovery.

Whether you're looking for it, creating it or part of it, art is everywhere.  But there's only one of you, with your set of talents, and only one place that houses the facilities, opportunities and education capable of helping you make the most of them.  Coincidence?  We don't think so.

The Department of Art specializes in preparing artists to first take in, then take on the world around them.  emphasis areas include ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.  Housed within the college of Fine Arts, the art department has been accredited by the national Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1978.  We also offer the state's only master's degree in studio art.

Still not convinced?  check out some more in-depth information on our individual programs.

USD Art Education

USD Ceramics

USD Graphic Design

USD Painting

USD Photography

USD Printmaking

USD Sculpture

Art Programs


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    Featuring multiple galleries with rotating exhibitions, University Art Galleries is committed to bringing quality artwork to USD.
  • Stop by the Day Gallery this week to see BFA Graduating Exhibition, Juncture, featuring Rebecca Froehlich, Leila Ghasempor, and Alison Porter. A reception for them will be this Friday, April 28th, 6 - 8 pm.