The world needs image-makers and creative thinkers now more than ever, as our mediascape
turns increasingly visual and complex. Our graduates are well equipped to solve problems
artistically and use design thinking effectively.
Visual Arts at IWU
With a strong liberal arts focus, we dedicate our attention to each student, focusing
on artistic and academic excellence and a personalized career path. As part of our
liberal arts philosophy, we value breadth of knowledge in the fine arts as much as
newly emerging art forms and critical approaches. The School of Art & Design's broad-based
curriculum is designed to help facilitate flexibility in student direction and foster
the critical thinking and creativity that employers and graduate schools are seeking.
8 Annual Exhibitsin the Merwin & Wakeley Galleries
No. 10 Top College TownBloomington-Normal (Business Insider, 2017)
Only Schoolin the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin to offer coursework in glass
Individually designed experiential learning is incorporated into our curriculum through
valuable internships, special individual projects and affordable study abroad programs.
Every student will create their own student-directed portfolio of work with reflective
advising from faculty in the School of Art & Design.