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Department of Art

Department of Art

Located in state-of-the-art facilities in the historic riverfront area of the vibrant city of Columbus, the Department of Art offers rigorous programs of study that guide students toward becoming creative professionals in their field in Studio Art, Art Education, Graphic Design, Animation, or Art History. Students in Studio Art choose a focus in Book Arts and Printmaking, Ceramics, Narrative Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Expanded Media, Animation, or Graphic Design. Visiting artists and scholars are regularly in residence and lead workshops or teach courses in topics related to their artistic and scholarly work. Everything that is offered in the Department -- a rich selection of courses, exhibitions, in-depth critiques, workshops and lectures – is orchestrated to expose our gifted students to an incredibly rich array of different perspectives and creates an intense environment designed to foster future, successful careers for our graduates. The Department has earned full professional accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Eye South Photography Symposium

Eye South Photography Symposium - October 6-9, 2021

CSU Department of Art is pleased to host the Eye South 2021, "In Conversation." This symposium is featured both virtual and in-person from October 6 - 9, 2021. It’s free and open to the public. The four-day hybrid will examine a diverse scope of contemporary themes of photography from selected exhibitions through the lens of artists and curators.

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Photo of Ainsley Steeves in an office

"I feel lucky to attend CSU and to be a part of the Art Department. The access to facilities is phenomenal and allows for further exploration of projects and associated materials. You can cultivate an experience that allows for the exploration of topics that you are interested in, in a medium you love."

- Ainsley Steeves

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"My experience with the Department of Art at CSU has been no less than amazing. While studying here, I have gained more knowledge, encouragement, and opportunities than imaginable. I have grown closer to my peers, my professors, and my love of art since being a part of this department."

- Cierra Fountain