Immerse yourself in an environment designed specifically for personal and creative discovery.
We offer comprehensive study in aesthetics as well as scholarly, historical and technical studio instruction. Your first two years of study balance art and general education classes; junior and senior year classes then shift to your specialization area as well as portfolio development. The unique programs and outstanding faculty help you develop your craft while earning a professional degree.
Housed within the college of Fine Arts, the art department has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1979. We also offer the state's only master's degree in studio art.
VERMILLION, S.D. – John Banasiak, a professor of photography who has been in the University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts Department of Art for over 40 years, has been awarded the Governor’s Award in the Arts for Outstanding Service in Arts Education.
VERMILLION, S.D. – To support their robust sculpture program, the University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts will build a new outdoor sculpture yard, set to be completed Sept. 2021.
Take a virtual tour of South Dakota’s only College of Fine Arts, housed in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. The Art Department is home to fully equipped art studios with industry standard equipment, computer labs that house the latest digital technology and image database collections, including access to ArtStor.