Prepare to become a creative agent for positive social change.
You will begin by building a strong foundation in art with opportunities to grow your knowledge and skills in both two- and three-dimensional media. Access to our studio facilities 24/7 provides you with the flexibility and support to produce high-quality art in an appropriate environment. Working with practicing professional artist-teachers, you will engage the professional art world through visiting artists, tours of local artist's studios, and opportunities to participate in Indianapolis community art projects.
Our program assists you with developing a mission and vision for your art and articulating how it interacts with the world. Advanced studies culminate with a senior exhibition, professional communication materials, and a comprehensive portfolio ready for graduate school application or a professional position in an arts organization.
Foundation studio courses (12 credits)
Art history courses (12 credits)
Studio art courses (21 credits)
Recommended elective course
The following portfolio reviews are required for continuation in the program:
Two additional art courses from:
Art and Design graduates pursuing a studio art career are valued by employers for their creativity, critical thinking abilities, problem solving-skills, and resourcefulness. Here is a small sampling of possible careers paths you can pursue upon graduating from Marian.
Marian University Art and Design majors may take up to 12 credits of pre-approved activities courses at the Indianapolis Art Center for application to their degree at Marian University. These are courses not normally offered at Marian University.
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Marian University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.
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