​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

CMU’s art program prepares you for a career in art or to pursue a graduate degree. The studio arts major is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and allows you to learn from nationally renowned instructors. CMU faculty members have exhibited their work around the world and help students like you develop artistic, analytical and interpretive abilities. Areas of study include ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Students may design their Studio Program as they see fit; focusing on one area of study or combining several to earn their bachelor of fine arts degree.​


Points​ of Pride

  • Fully equipped studios are available for work in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and photography.
  • The Steven L. Barstow Artist-in-Residence program features nationally acclaimed artists who teach, exhibit and conduct workshops on campus.
  • You can gain professional development through involvement in student organizations such as the Ceramics Society, Printmaking Club and Photography Club.​

Put Your Degree to Work

​U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data

Below is a list of potential careers, median salary over the course of the career and projected job growth.

JobMedian PayJob Growth through ​2026​
Craft and fine artist (painter, sculptor)
$49,160 per year6% (3,100 more jobs)
Museum curator$47,360 per year13% (4,200 more jobs)
Teacher$60,320 per year8% (76,800 more jobs)

Program Overview

For a full review of programs and required courses, visit CMU's official online academic bulletin and consult with an academic advisor.


 

For More Information

Visit the Department of Art and Design's website or contact:

Department of Art and Design
Wightman Hall 132
Email: russe1j@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3025
Fax: 989-774-2278