The Daniel Vollmer Scholarship is for outstanding students in the visual arts. This scholarship is awarded to incoming first year students. The scholarship recognizes students who have shown talent and promise in the visual arts during their high school years.More Information
We are learners and teachers dedicated to the creation, interpretation and encouragement of art and design through the study of art education, art history and studio art.
We develop our abilities to appreciate, comprehend and assess the myriad forms of artistic expression in the past, present and future.
Dates Regarding BFA Portfolio Reviews
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art and the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design both require an in-person portfolio review for acceptance into the major.
Portfolio review dates for 2022/2023 are:
Monday, October 10
Friday, November 11
Friday, November 18
Friday, January 13
Monday, February 20
Friday, March 17
Friday, March 24
Friday, April 14
Friday, April 21
To schedule a portfolio review, please contact the department through Alisa Sentz (email@example.com).
Other degrees in Studio Art, Art Education, Digital Media, etc. do not require a portfolio review for admission into the program.
As an alternative, accepted BA Studio Art majors may still opt to apply for the BFA degree during their sophomore year review.
Art and Design Scholarships
All majors interested in art scholarships must submit a digital portfolio for review. Digital portfolios should be sent to Alisa Sentz (firstname.lastname@example.org) through Google Drive or DropBox no later than February 14th.
Students in the Department of Art and Design create a wide range of vibrant work in a variety of mediums and media. Our courses focus on developing and refining both technical and conceptual skills, so every student has the opportunity to discover their own artistic voice and stylistic direction. Students create bodies of creative work for public exhibition and professional portfolios.View Student Work
As a student in the Department of Art and Design, you will study the best of the past and the present in both art history and studio courses. You will learn to make connections between what you are studying in your major and in your liberal arts courses and you will develop the ideas and the skills necessary for a mature work as an artist, educator or historian.View curriculum
The Aughinbaugh Gallery features new exhibitions on a monthly basis that are designed to be of interest to the campus and community. The artwork displayed is created by nationally recognized artists, Messiah's art faculty, and our students.Visit gallery
The department is ready to serve the aspiring artist with 11 dedicated studio/ classroom spaces that are well equipped with appropriate tools and technology. Along with these dedicated rooms seniors have studio spaces in The Warehouse, a dedicated studio facility with keyed access to 24/7.View Our Facilities
Many Messiah University graduates have careers at galleries, graphic design firms, Internet businesses, product design and publishing companies, while others have become freelance artists. Art Education majors are certified to teach grades K-12 and find employment in a variety of school settings both public and private.View career info
Faculty recommendations of Studio Art supply purchases for first-year students.View recommendations
Faculty recommendations of Laptop and software for art and design studentsView Recommendations