Scholarships and Opportunities
Department of Visual and Creative Arts Scholarships
The Department of Visual and Creative Arts offers two Fine Arts Talent Scholarships to first-time baccalaureate students who are majoring in any of the department's programs. These scholarships may be renewed each year for four years as long as the student meets the academic requirements and maintains the Visual and Communication Arts major. Scholarship applications may be obtained by contacting Jamie Higgs, Ph.D., chairwoman of the Department of Visual and Creative Arts, or the Office of Admission.
A national study appearing in Inside Indiana Business (February 2008) showed that the arts provide significant employment opportunities that range from museum curator to art appraiser, from preservation and conservation to graphic and web design, from therapy and teaching to photography and art law. The career opportunities for the visual arts are so wide ranging that the following resources will assist students and parents in considering this career path: Career Alternatives for Art Historians, Gerald Brommer’s Careers in Art: An Illustrated Guide, and Elizabeth Gardner’s Opportunities in Arts and Crafts.