Fine + Graphic Arts

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Welcome to the Department of Fine + Graphic Arts!

The Department of Fine + Graphic Arts at Northwestern State University is a part of the Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA). Undergraduate students earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art and choose from one of four concentrations: Studio Art, Craft, Graphic Communication, or Interdisciplinary Design.

Students seeking graduate degrees may earn a Master of Arts(MA) in Art through one of two programs: our on-campus, face to face program—which offers assistantships and other financial aid opportunities—and our low-residency online program—which allows working students the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree with limited on campus contact.

Accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the Department of Fine + Graphic Arts emphasize best practices and rigor in its areas of emphasis. Small class sizes give our students plenty of face-to-face time with faculty and peers.

NSU Art Camp 2022
Hosted by NSU’s School of Creative and Performing Arts’ Department of Fine & Graphic Arts.
Session 1: Myths and Legends
Ages: 5-11
Dates: June 6th- 10th
Mythical creatures, mermaids and monsters come to life in the imaginations of the kids! We’ll study legends—real and mythic—and make awesome projects that help you transform your imagination into vibrant entry level pieces of art.

Session 2: Outer Space
Ages: 5-11
Dates: June 13th- 17th
This week’s theme focuses on art projects with subject matter revolving around space. Aliens, spaceships, other planets and endless possibilities will be explored through entry level art projects.

Session 3: Advanced Projects for Teens
Ages: 12-18
Dates: June 20th-24th
This week is designed for older kids looking to learn advanced art skills. The 5 projects we will work on throughout the week are laser engraver/cutter, 3D printing, painting carving and printmaking. These projects will be weeklong projects taught by an NSU Art Professor and an NSU Alumni, similar to the projects taught in classes at NSU.

All sessions run M-F, 1pm to 5pm. Camp begins each day in Room 205 of the Art department. Drop off is between 12:30-1pm and pick up is between 5-5:30.

Tuition cost is $165 for each weeklong session, this includes a snack and all art materials. A sibling discount of $10 per sibling is available. A $10 discount is available for attending two or more sessions. A $10 discount is available for children or grandchildren of an NSU employee with a copy of an NSU faculty ID. (Only one discount is applicable per session).

For more information contact: Professor Corbin Covher at, or you can follow us on Facebook!

**Both forms below are required for registration**

Art Fundamentals Summer Camp Registration Form

NSU Participant Permission, Release & Waiver Form

Information about this event will be available soon.

Hotter ‘N Hell Art Exhibition

NSU Art Demons turn up the heat each summer with a juried exhibition of pyrotechnical art by artists from across the United States.

The Hotter ‘N Hell National Art Exhibition, features all art forms that use fire and heat as part of the creative process, for example: ceramics, glass-blowing, welded sculpture, poured metals, wood-burning, metalsmithing, burned textiles, fireworks, etc.

This exhibition is juried by a nationally recognized artist and exhibited in the Orville Hanchey Gallery from July through August – the hottest months of the year.

For more information and to find out how to enter, download the following PDF.

Contact Us


Creative & Performing Arts
Rm. 110, New Fine Arts Building
Phone: 318-357-4522