Design your future with a USM Art Degree

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." — Aristotle

University of Saint Mary art majors create a unique expressionistic painting. This isn't your average painting. These students used brooms, egg shells, and traditional paint brushes to create their masterpiece.

As an art student at USM, you will explore your creative problem solving ability through one-on-one instruction and mentoring from accomplished artists and faculty. You can design the degree based on your interests, with three key concentration areas: Art Therapy, Graphic Design, and Studio Art.

You will also benefit from nationally renowned guest artist presentations and exhibits, USM’s 24-hour access to Xavier Studios (drawing/design, painting/printmaking studios, and a Mac computer lab) as well as access to the darkroom and ceramic studio.


As a senior, you'll have an opportunity to show your best work – regardless of your concentration – during your senior show, presented at the USM Student Art Exhibit.