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Art & Graphic Design Programs
Begin your journey in the Arts at Radford University
Art encompasses how we create, see, think, feel, and experience. Art captures what it means to be alive in a particular place, time, culture, mind, and body.
Students in art courses learn how to create images and objects that express personal, cultural, or commercial ideas. They connect with and respond to influential artists, designers, and thinkers from diverse cultures and historical periods, and they explore human themes like beauty, politics, and identity. By making, interpreting, and analyzing art, you gain ways to know yourself, express ideas, and understand people and cultures, of today and yesterday.
Art benefits all. Students receive training to become
- Art therapists
- Creative entrepreneurs
Our department is one of only five in Virginia accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
NASAD is the top national accrediting agency for art and design programs, and accreditation recognizes high quality instruction, facilities, and support. Fewer than 350 schools in the nation have received this prestigious accreditation!
Hear from our renowned faculty
Coming Soon: State-of-the-Art Complex
At 178,000 square feet, the Artis Center for Adaptative Innovation and Creativity will be the largest academic building on campus. Classes are anticipated to be held in the new facility starting in the Fall 2024 semester.
News & Events
Photos and winners from the 2023 Super Duper Juried Art Show.
Experimental print collection comes to Radford.
Annual juried student art show opens Wednesday, Feb. 1.
The Graduate Art Student Association launches mini-museum.
Regional art teachers have unique workshop experience.
A visiting artist and Radford professor collaborate for world premiere.