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Areas of Study

Art and design is personal, creative, innovative and imaginative. That is why we offer 13 unique specializations to fit your individual interests. All of our inter-disciplinary programs encompass the practice, history, and theory of fine art, crafts and design and give you a broad skill-set, while also giving you the freedom to narrow down and meet your specific goals. Whether you want to teach, paint, critique, design, sculpt, draw, forge, print or a little bit of it all, we have you covered.

You can choose from a BFA, BA, MFA or graduate certificate, or add on a minor. Check below for degree requirements, career options, student organizations, funding opportunities and so much more.

Undergraduate Specializations (BA/BFA)

Graduate Areas of Emphasis (MFA)

SIU Art Specializations