Graduate | Art & Design | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts


The School of Art and Design offers a three-year program of study culminating in the MFA degree with areas of emphasis in 2D (drawing, painting and printmaking), ceramics, designglass, metals and sculpture. Also offered is an Art History certificate program that MFA candidates may pursue concurrently with their studio coursework.


The School of Art and Design offers extensive facilities for all our students and faculty. These include a well-equipped foundry, three metal fabricating shops, three woodshops, the L. Brent Kington Smithy, hot and cold glass working studios, and much more. Students are provided studios with 24/7 access, where they work in close contact with their peers and with our dedicated, accessible and internationally prominent faculty. The 4,000 square foot Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory provides an impressive venue for installations and exhibitions. Students have access to up-to-date technology in Macintosh computer labs, and to all the resources of a major research university. They are invited to apply for funding from the School and University to support research-related travel and expenses.