Art Task Party 

Student Art Association

Open to students in any major, the SAA promotes the visual arts within the community. Weekly meetings bring members together to collaborate on art projects that improve the understanding of art and opportunities for local involvement.

Midwest Press

Midwest Press members attend meetings, create exhibition opportunities and review national conferences with the goal of bringing printmaking to the USD community.

American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Chapter (AIGA)

Graphic design majors can get involved in the local design community by attending weekly meetings and collaborating on design projects for local businesses. In the process, you’ll build the invaluable leadership skills that are crucial to success in the professional world.

NYC Spring Break

Journey out of the Midwest and into the heart of one of the world’s most important contemporary art environments: New York City. This annual program takes students through various world-class museums to study works of art while broadening their horizons. For more information, contact Sarah Sik (

Study Abroad

Offering more opportunities for travel, the Study Abroad program exposes you to cultural experiences that can transform your view on art while transforming your life. We offer an annual summer art history course in which students spend a week or more abroad with a faculty guide. Previous trips took students to China, Italy, France, Scotland, Ireland and Korea.