The Department of Art & Design provides comprehensive training in the visual arts and art history. Our students develop problem solving skills, a strong work ethic, and an ability to communicate verbally and visually through their time with us. Alumni from our program are thriving in various careers in the arts. Our faculty includes internationally exhibited artists, published authors, and a Guggenheim fellow. We are affiliated with the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at ETSU, which sponsors an eclectic calendar of visiting artists, curators, art historians, and exhibitions on the ETSU campus each semester.
Our facilities are comprehensive, with materials and spaces for Graphic Design, Fibers, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Drawing, Jewelry & Metals, Sculpture, Analog and Digital Photography, and Extended Media. The studio areas are well equipped with an array of tools and larger equipment. The department houses two Mac labs for use by Art and Design students, as well as several Smart classrooms. Regularly updated software includes Adobe Creative Suite and more. Digital cameras are available for check out by registered art students; students also have access to a variety of large format digital printers and scanners available in our Visual Resources Center. Individual studio spaces are available for graduate students as well as undergraduate students working on capstone exhibitions.