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Art & Design offers training in visual arts and the history of art in areas such as Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, Fibers, Printmaking, Ceramics, Jewelry & Metals, Sculpture, Analog & Digital Photography and Extended Media.

 

The Department of Art & Design provides comprehensive training in the visual arts and art history. Our students develop problem solving skills, a strong work ethic, and an ability to communicate verbally and visually through their time with us. Alumni from our program are thriving in various careers in the arts. Our faculty includes internationally exhibited artists, published authors, and a Guggenheim fellow. We are affiliated with the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at ETSU, which sponsors an eclectic calendar of visiting artists, curators, art historians, and exhibitions on the ETSU campus each semester.

 

The Graphic Design program within the Department of Art and Design emphasizes visual problem solving with a variety of graphic media. Illustration, typography, photography, and computer technology are used to design branding and corporate identity systems (logos), ads, packages, displays, posters, websites, animations, and other collateral forms of visual communication.

 

Criteria for Art & Design Majors (BFA in Studio Art, BFA in Graphic Design, BA in Studio Art, BA in Art History, MFA in Studio Art)

 

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in Art & Design major and a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Requires full time enrollment
  • Minimum 1 ARTA/ARTH course each semester
  • Be an active member of one of the student organizations affiliated with the department such as the Student Sculpture Society, Student Painting & Drawing Association, Student Ceramics Association, and more.
  • Provide service for one art-related event for the department per semester—such as work at an open house with prospective high school students, assist in gallery exhibitions, create a poster/postcard design for the department, etc. 

 

Criteria for Art & Design Minors (Art Minor, Art History Minor)

 

  • Maintain a 2.5 overall GPA
  • Requires full time enrollment
  • Minimum 1 ARTA/ARTH course each semester
  • Provide service for one art-related event for the department per semester—such as work at an open house with prospective high school students, assist in gallery exhibitions, or create a poster design for the department, etc. and/or be an active member of one of the student organizations affiliated with the department such as the Student Sculpture Society, Student Painting & Drawing Association, Student Ceramics Association, and more.

 

SELECTION

Scholarship is available only to students that have been accepted to ETSU and whose legal residency is out-of-state. Students who reside in Scott, Lee, and Washington counties in Virginia and Avery, Watauga, Mitchell, Madison, and Yancey counties in North Carolina are eligible for in-state tuition and therefore are not eligible for a CAS. Additionally, the CAS is only available to incoming first semester freshman, or first semester transfer or international students. Students who are already attending ETSU are not eligible. The amount of the award is equal to the out-of-state portion of tuition and fees. The net result is that you will pay the same fees as an in-state student. It is renewable for up to eight semesters.

 

REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION: Admission to ETSU