Envision a creative future

Expand your creative capabilities

Engage with creative individuals

Evolve as a creative artist


Discover your potential and prepare for your creative future
at Youngstown State University.

YSU’s Department of Art in the College of Creative Arts and Communication recognizes that each student is unique with individual talents, goals and passions as artists and designers. Our program is designed with a focus on you and your future. Building a strong foundation is key. Faculty work with you personally as you progress through the program to help you translate your goals into reality. This personalized college experience helps you develop your niche and position yourself for the countless opportunities in today’s creative industries after graduation.

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VIRTUAL ART LECTURE SERIES

Robyn O’Neil
Monday, April 19 • 1:00 PM
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Robyn O’Neil was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1977, and currently lives in Washington State. She mainly makes drawings. Her work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, an Artadia grant, and the Hunting Prize. O’Neil has had several traveling solo museum exhibitions in the United States, and her work is included in over fifty noted museums throughout the world.

Winnie Soon
Thursday, April 22 • 9:00 AM
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 Born and raised in Hong Kong, Winnie Soon is an artist-researcher interested in queering the intersections of technical and artistic practices as a critical/feminist/queer praxis, with works appearing in museums, galleries, festivals, distributed networks, papers and books. Researching in the areas of software studies and computational practices, she/they is currently based in Denmark and working as Associate Professor at Aarhus University.

 BECAUSE WE FOCUS ON YOU

Education in the arts is paradoxical. Art making and the study of art require skills training as well as perceptual awareness. Participation in the process is the primary means of education. Students and faculty alike are immersed in the quest for knowledge and creative self-realization, whether it is in the form of computer graphics, printmaking or the study of art from the past.

The Higher Learning Commission accredits Youngstown State University in an accreditation that includes all undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), an organization whose membership includes 250 schools out of approximately 2,000 art departments nationally, accredits the Department of Art.

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