The University of Evansville Department of Art believes learning is a transformative process. Students are given a place to build a solid foundation and are inspired to develop strong technical and conceptual skills. With opportunities ranging from hands-on gallery experience in the University’s own Melvin Peterson Gallery to diverse courses ranging from computer graphics, life drawing, and metalwork, the UE Department of Art majors are one of a kind.

These meaningful opportunities help UE art students prepare for successful careers:

  • Hands-on gallery experience and the chance to have work displayed in the Melvin Peterson Gallery, UE’s newest exhibit space
  • Diverse course selections ranging from computer graphics to life drawing to metalwork
  • On-campus practicums with student publications and various offices and departments
  • Internships with newspapers, magazines, museums, photography studios, and more
  • Research projects with faculty members
  • Lifelong connections in four art-related student organizations

The Department of Art houses a number of specialized studios for art instruction, including: ceramics, drawing, metalwork and jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, visual communication design, and watercolor.