Tons of creative, exciting careers exist in art and design, and Eastern Kentucky University is one of the best places to start one. Creative, expressive communicators with a keen eye for detail and an out-of-the-box approach will thrive in this program. You’ll be taught by nationally and internationally recognized faculty and get valuable, hands-on creative experience. Check out all your options below.

Degree Concentrations

B.F.A., Art/Design Studio B.S., Art/Design Studio Minors Master’s
Teacher Education Studio Arts Art History Master of Arts in Secondary Education, Art Concentration
Graphic Design Studio Arts Master of Arts in Teaching, Art Concentration
Studio Arts (Emphasis in Ceramics, Metals, Photo, Printmaking)


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • Creative director
  • Graphic designer
  • Art educator
  • Illustrator
  • Studio artist
  • Multimedia artist / designer
  • Animator
  • Art critic
  • Art appraiser
  • Photographer
  • Art historian
  • Web designer
  • Printmaker
  • Jewelry designer
  • Ceramicist
  • Game artist / designer
  • UX designer

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Oculus Studios
  • Tiffany & Co. 
  • YouTube
  • Google
  • Bullhorn Creative
  • Zipie
  • Keeneland
  • SocialFly
  • Lexmark
  • Big Echo Creative

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the EKU Art and Design program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Jennifer E. Antoniou Endowed Art Memorial Fund
  • Aymara Castillo Art-Service Award
  • Christina Thurman-Lynn Memorial Art Scholarship
  • Creighton Endowed Art Scholarship Fund
  • The Daniel Richard Deane, Jr. Art Education Endowed Scholarship
  • Louise G. Erekson Scholarship in Art Fund
  • House of Onyx Fund for Excellence in Jewelry & Metals

For more information, visit EKU School of Art and Design Scholarships


The Department of Art and Design at Eastern Kentucky University