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Welcome to the Department of Art & Design

The Department of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

has been granted NASAD accreditation.


MFA Exhibition

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Art & Design Buildling

The mission of the Art & Design Department is to provide:

  • A learning environment rich in the diversity of thought and creative opportunity.
  • A core foundation of skills that students can draw on to produce meaningful and engaging works with diverse objectives, meant for a variety of audiences.
  • A wide range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional course opportunities to enhance a major area of concentration.

The Art and Design Department believes in a strong, broad based liberal arts program to provide students with knowledge beyond the arts. Our goals are in line with the desired characteristics and goals of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Construction of Art and Design West

 Time lapse evolution of the new building, using still photographs taken every 30 minutes during construction phase of Art and Design West. Home to Art History, Art Therapy, Art Education and our Drawing and Painting Studios.

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A young Picasso or Beethoven could be the next Edison - See more at:

Link to Art makes you smart article

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