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Student Art Alliance

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.

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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, 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.

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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 triennial program takes students through various world-class museums to study works of art while broadening their horizons. For more information, contact Lauren Freese at

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.

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