Student drawing and painting in their studioWelcome to the Department of Visual Art


The Department of Visual Art at KU functions as a creative laboratory where students, mentored by a faculty of internationally recognized artists, explore a broad range of media and disciplines.

Housed in a major university, the department encourages the development of a unique artistic voice through critical inquiry and research. Students have the additional opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary and collaborative work across the School of the Arts, as well as the University at large.

The 130,000 square foot Chalmers Hall provides ample space for the excellent facilities necessary for scholar/artists to gain the technical skills for visual art careers.


Visual Art Scholarship Info & Application

The Department of Visual Art is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Details HERE. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Hashinger Hall Post M.F.A. Artist-in-Residence at KU

SEEKING: Post M.F.A. interdisciplinary visual artists with a desire to foster daily, informal creative interaction with students. The AiR will continue to pursue their creative practice and gain additional teaching experience while facilitating activities to bring art into the daily lives of undergraduate students. 
Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

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