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Outstanding accredited program

Located within the distinctive Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts, we are part of South Dakota's only College of Fine Arts with an Art Department that is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).


USD's Art Department is South Dakota's only art program offering the professional B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) studio art degree and B.F.A./Art Education degree with emphasis areas in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.   

Take it from them!

Read what some of our students say about their experiences!


Adding to our distinctive programs of study, we offer the state's only M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) graduate studio degree. Emphasis areas include graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. We invite you to visit us in the Department of Art and see our unique programs for yourself.   

Exceptional learning experience

Our hands-on opportunities, accomplished faculty and small class sizes offer you an outstanding environment to hone your artistic skills and expand your views.

We welcome you to visit our facilities and meet our faculty who will provide you with the close, personal attention you need.

Cory Knedler, Department Chair