Chair’s Message:

Welcome to the USM Department of Art and Design web site. Today we continue our second century of offering courses in the visual arts. The first 100 years brought experiences that we build on as we serve today's students.  I encourage you to browse the website to explore our diverse programs and degrees. You will find the BA degree for general art study, and the BFA for tomorrow's professional artist and designers. Also, examine links for the Art and Design alumni, student work, and faculty.

A tradition that continues is the pride the art and design faculty take in providing students with an in-depth and rigorous education in the visual arts. Additionally, we strive to maintain classes at an optimal size for personalized instruction. We have succeeded with this tradition for one hundred years and it still contributes greatly to our ongoing record of excellence in instruction.

Should you have any questions about our programs or the career opportunities they provide, or if you would like to speak with us directly, please contact our office for assistance.


John House

Professor and Chair
Department of Art and Design