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Art & Design at CSU

Welcome to CSU Art & Design, the perfect place to study creative arts, design, or art education. Our degree programs prepare you with skills for a career or graduate study. The Art & Design program (including the Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Art) is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Join us to learn and create with professional faculty in excellent classroom studios.

art and design features 12 to 1 faculty ratio, 100 percent employment or grad school acceptance for Art ed, and 7 top quality studios

  *IPEDS 21-22 Data Collection: Fall 2021 Enrollment, Student-to-Faculty Ratio

**Art & Design Department Resources



Student-Centered Education

CSU prepares graduates for the future. Many attributes for successful careers are cultivated through study of visual arts and design. The Department of Art & Design offers a Bachelors of Arts with Options in Studio Art (2D or 3D concentration), Design (Graphic Design concentration), PreK-12 Art Education, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching MAT Visual Arts (preK-12). All degrees options have a flexible curriculum, encouraging students to follow their own passion and learn skills to succeed.


"When I first began my journey at Chicago State University, I was very unsure of my artistic abilities. I never could have imagined how much I could grow in so little time."


"I could never forget you. You changed my life for the better. I've been living in Japan for two years now. I just became an Art teacher at a junior high school and high school."


"The faculty always pushed me to do my very best and took the time to get to know me as an individual artist ... small class sizes allowed classes to be more intimate and interactive, allowing my peers and I to receive the guidance we needed from our professors"



Our Mission

The Art & Design program prepares a diverse student population to succeed in visual arts, art education, and design. Our courses are an inherent part of a university liberal arts education, teaching students to be highly proficient in art & design skills, critical thinking, synthesis, creativity, respect, and ethics. Faculty and students are engaged in exhibitions, programs, and public projects connecting the university to the community — showcasing art and design as integral parts of culture. 


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