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Department of Art & Design  

Discover Your Vision for the World

We are committed to intellectual practices that uniquely develop your creative and critical capacities which are crucial for success in contemporary visual arts professions. Our mission is to engage, educate, and mentor the next generation of visual arts leaders for creative social change.

Why study art and design at Marian?

  • Study with credentialed Ph.D. and M.F.A. full-time studio faculty who are active professionals within their respective fields.
  • Small class sizes that allow for individualized faculty attention.
  • State-of-the-art digital art and design studio.
  • High-quality exhibitions program and galleries that engage students with visiting professional artists and designers.
  • Experience study abroad through consortium programs or Marian-sponsored courses (past courses have included Italy, Greece, France, Portugal, Spain and Turkey).
  • Intern with local and regional arts organizations, design and advertising firms.
  • Our close proximity to downtown Indianapolis provides excellent access to community arts events and organizations like the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Harrison Center for the Arts, Stutz Artists Association, and Mass Ave Arts district.
  • Proven track-record for preparing students to become successful artists, designers, educators, and art therapists.

For Program Specifics

Crystal Vicars, M.F.A.
Chair, Art & Design
(317) 955-6665
Caretaker's Cottage, 1st Floor

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