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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).

Adding to our distinctive programs of study, we offer the state's only Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) graduate studio degree. Emphasis areas include: ceramics, 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.

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Art Programs


  • The last BFA graduating exhibition of the semester, Frame[s] of Reference: A Study of Phenomenology, is now open in the John A. Day Gallery. The show features Tramika LaBranche, Nicholas Patterson, Jasmine Thorson, Brittany Tycz, and Anastasia Zabel. A closing reception will...
  • Art
    Prepare yourself  for graduate school or a career in the arts with a degree from USD.
  • Art Galleries
    Featuring multiple galleries with rotating exhibitions, University Art Galleries is committed to bringing quality artwork to USD.