Indiana State University

Indiana State University was founded as a school for the preparation of teachers. Today, we're much more than that. We still turn out excellent teachers and school administrators. Our graduates are also leading the way in the areas such as insurance, aerospace, packaging technology and the sciences.

Indiana State is committed to providing tomorrow's leaders and innovators the valuable hands-on research, lab and field experiences they need to succeed.

Come and experience the ISU of today... and of tomorrow.

Terre Haute

United States

Department of Art, FA 108
IN 47809
Phone: 812-237-3697
Fax: 812-237-4369

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Our Aims

As a publicly-assisted institution of higher learning, Indiana State University embraces its
mission to educate students to be productive citizens and enhance the quality of life of the
citizens of Indiana by making the knowledge and expertise of its faculty available and
accessible. These purposes are served when the University disseminates knowledge
through instruction and extends and applies knowledge through research, creative and
scholarly activities and public service.
The University fulfills its mission statewide; however, its influence is also national and
international in scope. Given its location, Indiana State University responds with
particular sensitivity to the needs and interests of the citizens of west central Indiana.
In serving its mission, the University provides quality, affordable academic programs and
educational environments to foster holistic student growth and development.
Undergraduate programs and specialized fields of study are comprehensive in scope
while graduate programs are selective as appropriate to the needs of society and the
expertise of the faculty.
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Location and Getting there

Indiana State University's campus, situated in downtown Terre Haute, provides a park-like atmosphere to learning.  

Department and information about the department

The Department of Art at Indiana State University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). It offers the bachelor of fine arts and the bachelor of science in studio art, the bachelor of arts in art history, and the bachelor of science in art education. It also offers the master of arts, and the master of fine arts, a terminal degree that is nationally recognized by NASAD and the College Arts Association (CAA).

The department, which makes the creation of a friendly learning environment one of its priorities, is distinguished by its small classes and faculty members who are responsive to the individual needs and progress of their students. Spacious studios and ample equipment, among the best anywhere, enhance students’ hands-on experiences. Three exhibition galleries, including the University Gallery, offer a vibrant program that features established and budding artists, and acclaimed scholars from around the world. Opportunities for financial aid and scholarships for qualified students combine with reasonable tuition and housing costs to make Indiana State University one of the most afford...  [ Read All ]

Academic Staff and Description  

News and Events  

Information For  Undergraduates

The undergraduate programs offered by the Department of Art encourage students to think and work creatively, and to become engaged members of a variety of artistic and scholarly communities. The programs are designed to develop broad and versatile creative abilities in students while providing a highly professional education that prepares students for careers as studio artists, designers, educators, and a host of other creative endeavors, as well as for future graduate study. The Department of Art has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) for over 15 years.

In support of the liberal arts and sciences mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and Indiana State University, the Department of Art participates in the General Education Program, the Honors Program, and the Women's Studies Program. Some of its courses are also cross-listed with those of the Department of African and African American Studies.  

Information For  Postgraduates

The graduate programs offered by the Department of Art encourage students to develop broad and versatile creative abilities, and to become engaged members of a variety of artistic and scholarly communities. The programs are designed to provide a sequence of experiences that challenge the student and provide meaningful content. The objective is to foster the student’s development of intellectual, communicative, formal, and technical knowledge. The goals of the graduate program are: to deliver a suitably professional, quality education by bringing students across the threshold of accomplishments within the studio; to develop in the student creative, experimental, and independent qualities, and an appropriately professional aesthetic; to provide students who wish to teach at the university level the knowledge of, and practice in, the visual arts; and to become engaged members of a variety of artistic and scholarly communities.

The Department of Art has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) for over 15 years.

In support of the liberal arts and sciences mission of the College of Arts and...  [ Read All ]

Information For  International Students  


Among the stakeholders are our alumni whose connection with the Department of Art is, undeniably, as coveted as it is essential. They constitute a virile link not only with the department and its history, but also with its future, the profession, and the outside world. They are significant to our existence because of the experiential insights that they embody, the inspiration that they constitute for our students, and the professional avenues that they facilitate.

It is our belief that maintaining contact with our alumni can only have a salutary effect on our program and offer our students the necessary head start that they may need as they embark on their professional careers. Equally important is the financial assistance that our alumni continue to provide, and for which we remain indebted. Their generous gifts to the department help in many significant respects, not the least are the numerous scholarships and awards that we are able to offer our students. The largest gift that we have received in the annals of our department's history came early in 2003 from the estate of an alumna, Marian R. Frutiger of Houston, Texas, in th...  [ Read All ]

Student Facilities

Indiana State's scenic campus is the perfect backdrop for your event - whether it be a meeting, conference or reception. Our facilities have something to offer to everyone no matter the size or purpose.

If you are working with a sponsoring department on campus, many of the arrangements can be initiated through that department. The Center for Public Service and Community Engagement specializes in planning events on campus. For a fee they will make the necessary arrangements for you, so you can focus solely on the business at hand.
Most groups will be required to provide a certificate of insurance for their programs. Please check with your ISU liaison or the Office of Risk Management about proof of insurance.

We invite you to campus to take a look for yourself how Indiana State can help you get more from your event.  

Student Support

The Division of Student Affairs provides services, programs, resources, and facilities which assist students in defining and attaining their personal potential and educational goals and which support student success in the classroom. Units in the Division are organized to foster the development of competencies which contribute to student satisfaction and achievement and provide opportunities for meaningful co-curricular and extra-curricular involvement. Student Affairs staff seek to engage students and each other in collaborative learning, in developing coherent values and ethical standards, and in building supportive and inclusive communities within the University which are educationally purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring, and celebrative.  

Student Life

The Student Government Association is organized as a representative democracy. Under this system, your views as a student can be expressed whether by you or your representative to all other SGA members. SGA is divided into three branches; Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, with each having its respective duties, as well as the responsibility of working among each other to serve students that help comprise the ISU community.

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to represent Indiana State University students by anticipating and meeting the needs of our fellow students. To provide the leadership for continuing improvement and implementation of student-driven programs designed to achieve awareness, unity, and pride for Indiana State University.  


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