NSU Art Program

Photo by Lance Hunter

Our Art program offer a BFA degree in Studio Art (2D or 3D) and Graphic Design, as well as a BA in Art Education. Students can take classes including: ceramics, drawing, painting, illustration, photography, printmaking, watercolor, typography, web design, sculpture, art history and more!

Our program has grown significantly in the last decade, but our maximum studio class size remains small. Students can expect individual attention and a positive learning environment. Or award-winning faculty place an emphasis on developing strong foundation skills in early classes to prepare students for their future. Advanced classes encourage students to explore their unique vision to help them realize their full potential.

Out graduates have found jobs as teachers at many public schools in the region, as well as graphic designers for firms as close as Tulsa and as far away as NYC. Recent graduates' accomplishments include a solo exhibition at the State Capitol in OKC and working as curators and education directors at art museum, including SMU's university museum in Texas. Our graduates have also been accepted into and attended graduate schools around the country.

The art program is located on the main NSU campus in Tahlequah in the foothills of the scenic Ozark Mountains. Several lakes are located in the region and students often enjoy float trips on the nearby Illinois River. 

Please feel free to contact on of our faculty members to arrange a tour of our facilities or to answer your questions about the NSU Art Program.