“In helping students achieve their creative goals, we seek to expand their horizons. We embrace collaboration and innovation while respecting the traditional approaches contemporary art is built on.”

Michael Shaughnessy, Professor of Art – Sculpture

Ohio University, MFA

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Art Education

Combine an in-depth studio experience with a professional course of study that prepares you to work in a complex and diverse world through collaboration and reflective inquiry.

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Studio Art & Art History

All of our degree programs offer low student-teacher ratios, mentorships, peer learning, community engagement, and internship opportunities.

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Current students, faculty, and staff: Visit us on MyUSM

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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.

“Being part of USM’s art department has changed my life. The department is a real community and everyone that I’ve met — peers, teachers, and staff alike — have made me feel known, cared about and supported. They’ve pushed me to think bigger but at the same time to be confident in my present work from process to interest.”

Dani Cournoyer, 2019, BA Photography & Digital Art & Design, Summa Cum Laude

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L-R: Gallery Director, Carolyn Eyler (Retired), with Best-in-Show Award winner, BA student Dani Cournoyer, in front of Dani’s photograph, “Mask”, at the 2019 Student Juried Show, USM Art Gallery.