Student Art Association

Student Art Association is a group of art students working to promote the visual arts at USD. SAA members participate in weekly meetings and collaborate on art projects to improve understanding of art and opportunities for community involvement. Students do not need to be art majors to be part of the SAA.

Midwest Press

Midwest Press members attend meetings, create exhibition opportunities, review national conferences and work to bring printmaking to the USD community.

American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Chapter (AIGA)

AIGA at USD offers Graphic Design majors the opportunity to get involved in the local design community, create a community of their own and build leadership skills that will be invaluable as they move into the professional world. Members attend weekly meetings and collaborate on design projects for local businesses.

NYC Spring Break

NYC Spring Break is an annual program offering students the opportunity to study works of art in a number of world-class museums in New York City. The program offers students the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most important contemporary art scenes and to be immersed in the city’s vibrant cultural life. For information, contact Sarah Sik.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad offers an opportunity for students to be immersed in a cultural experience that will transform their views on art and their lives. The Department of Art offers an annual summer Art History course for students to spend a week or more abroad with a faculty guide. Previous trips took students to China, Italy, France, Scotland, Ireland and Korea.