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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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McDonough Museum of Art
2019 Alumni Exhibition

Hey alumni! Submit your work for the 2019 Alumni Exhibition!

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Important Dates
Exhibition runs from January 26 to March 7, 2019

Public Reception
Saturday, January 26, 5-7pm

Deadline for jpg’s or URL’s and entry form
5pm, Friday, October 26, 2018

Notification of Accepted work
Friday, November 16, 2018

Delivery of accepted work to the McDonough Museum of Art
Friday, January 11, 10-4pm
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10-4pm

Shipped Work
By Friday, January 11, 2019, 5pm

Pick-Up
Friday, March 8, 10-4pm
Saturday, March 9, 10-4pm

WHY THE DEPartMENT?

The Department of Art at YSU prepares students to become artists, designers, art educators or art historians. As part of a cultural milieu, students will witness a wide variety of styles, philosophies and histories. They will be exposed to various techniques, processes and experiences in the development of a commitment to their work, their community and to the outside world. Expanded visual horizons as well as exposure to various histories will enable students to look both within themselves and outside in a broader cultural context.

 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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YSU Open Device Lab

The YSU-ODL (Open Device Lab) is a program housed within the Department of Art originally created for the purpose of providing a testing lab to YSU graphic & interactive design students and designers and developers in the Youngstown community.

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WHY ATTENDING YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY WAS ONE OF MY BEST DECISIONS

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