USM Art Department

USM ART is a nationally accredited program that provides students with a rigorous studio experience, historical understanding of the complexity of art practices, and the critical skills needed to become informed visual artists, art educators and art historians. Learn more about USM Art Department.

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Annie Lee-Zimerle

Welcome the Newest Member of the Art Department

Please Welcome our new Assistant Professor of Art, and Coordinator for the Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts, Aemin (Annie) Lee Zimerle.
Academy Building

Art Students, Welcome to the 2020 Fall Semester!

Whether Returning to Campus Virtually or In-Person, here is Important Information for Art Students on Navigating this New and Complicated Semester.
Summer Session Exhibition

ONLINE EXHIBITIONS of Summer Students' Work

Two Virtual Exhibitions: first, final projects from the Summer Book Arts Workshop, and second, final projects from the Experimental Sketchbooks at-home Residency.

Uncharted Territory: How COVID-19 Continues to Affect Studio Art Life for Students.

Art student specific information and links to resources to help students reach their educational goals during unprecedented times. (*Updated 09/16/20*)

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Sydney Stultz at George Burk Scholarship event

Scholarships Available for Art Students Include the George Burk Memorial Scholarship for Painting

See what other Scholarships are currently available for Art Students, and how you can help grow Scholarships for future artists.
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Where Do USM Art Students Go After Graduation?

If you were wondering what students do with a Liberal Arts degree, see what some USM Art Department Graduates are doing today.
Travel Iceland

Unique Travel Course Opportunities Available for Art Students.

Since 2017 the USM Art Department has offered annual Travel Courses, allowing students to explore new horizons while gaining knowledge and skill in the Arts.
Regan Mars ART 222 Image

Expand the Scope of Your Experience with a Digital Media and Design Minor

Combining this minor with an Art Major prepares students with knowledge and skills pertinent to the "real world" applications of digital communication and design.