Art Colleges

Art Colleges – Discover the Difference at GSU


We encourage you to take a serious look at Governors State University’s art programs as there are many advantages that set it apart from other art colleges.  At GSU you will discover our art degree programs offer an extensive selection of courses that enable you to discover your artistic vision and voice. Graduates will leave GSU with the broad intellectual background sought by professional schools, cultural institutions and the business community.


Why GSU is a Great Choice Among Top Art Colleges


Governor State’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Division of Communication, Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) offers a B.F.A. in Art, minor in Art and a M.A. in Art with programs that enable you to become an emerging artist and to expand skills with diverse materials.

Students are offered a wide-range of studio courses that cover an array of varied materials including painting, drawing, design, ceramics, printmaking, photography, digital imaging and sculpture.  In addition to hands-on studio work, the curriculum includes courses in art history along with related subjects such as literature, anthropology, history and philosophy.

For students interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies, GSU’s M.A. in Art degree focuses on intellectual curiosity, self-discipline, and technical proficiency.  Course work offers students the opportunity to mature as an artist that is in command of the medium and capable of expressing an individual view.

Our students find many reasons to choose GSU over other art colleges.  At the College of Arts and Sciences, students are taught by gifted faculty members, who are producing and exhibiting artists as well as publishing scholars in their own right.  The learning experience is also enriched by the fact that you will study alongside students of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities.  We are not only one of the most diverse learning communities in Illinois but also offer the most affordable tuition of any 4-year college in the State.

Governors State University offers students outstanding academic programs, activities and services.  In every college we have stellar programs and world-class professors; all focused on delivering academic excellence in a small-class setting.  After you do your homework and research all the options, we are sure you will find we are one of the best art colleges.

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