Program - Art

Program - Art

paintThe DSU Fine Arts program introduces students to the fine arts. Offering courses in art history, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and graphic design the Arts program provides students a complete visual arts education.

Courses are designed to give students fundamental techniques to expand their technical skills that will lead to finding their own personal expression.

Drawing and painting courses are offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.  The drawing loft and painting studio, located on South Campus on Villard Street, are open for student use when classes are not in session.

The photography lab is a fully equipped B & W film darkroom with Beseler enlargers and a fully equipped lighting studio. The printmaking lab recently purchased a Conrad Intaglio press that is used for both intaglio and relief processes.

DSU ceramics studio has 5 Amaco Kick Wheels, 3 Clay Boss Electric Wheels, 2 Pacifica and one Shimpo wheel; Peter Pugmill; small updraft gas kiln and 4 electric kilns. Clay comes from Dakota Pottery Supply, Sioux Falls, SD. Cone 5 oxidation firings with commercial and custom blended glazes. Advanced Ceramics students use porcelain and high temperature stoneware to fire the updraft kiln. Raku and Barrel/Smoke firings are offered.

DSU's minor in Graphic Design provides a foundation in computer-based forms of graphic design combining conceptual, creative and technical skills.​

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