This program focuses upon the development of advanced visual design skills and training with traditional studio media and tools. Northern provides the resources you need to study art history, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, painting, drawing, design and mixed media.
All classes are taught by professors and instructors - not graduate students – and our facilities feature modern upgrades for health and safety.
Northern has one of the nicest art studios in the state, and seniors have the opportunity to work in a private studio. Student work can be showcased in one of three galleries in modern and historic spaces.
Through Northern's annual Visiting Artists program, well-known artists create exciting art and work with students through critiques, lectures, and artist collaborations with the community.
You may also get the chance to travel with NSU professors to prominent art destinations such as Minneapolis, Chicago, Omaha, Washington, DC, New York, and Italy.
All students must successfully complete a rigorous Senior Capstone experience that requires a written thesis, solo exhibition of artwork, and development of an artist's statement of purpose and resume.