Department of Art
Educating socially conscious artists, designers and scholars to verbally and visually articulate their ideas in a technologically-driven world.
The Department of Art offers exemplary instruction in the practice, history, and criticism of the visual arts and design. We develop skilled and knowledgeable graduates who are prepared to compete for professional positions and engage in entrepreneurial endeavors as artists, designers, fashion merchandisers, interior designers, and art historians. We have a unique advantage and responsibility to reflect, affirm, and perpetuate the visual expression of the African American and African Diaspora experience.
My experience in Howard taught me early on how to think critically about the work I create. I was able to explore and experiment with my work and was continually encouraged throughout my process of making.”
The Department of Art offers the following majors for undergraduate students:
- Electronic Studio
- Art History
- Graphic Design
- Fashion Design
- Interior Design
Please visit the Department of Art's Undergraduate Programs page for more information.
The Department of Art offers a Master of Fine Arts program for graduate students; this is a professional program in Studio Art. Please see the Department of Art's Graduate Programs page for more information.
Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
The Department of Art offers numerous opportunities with museums and galleries, including but not limited to:
- Bard Graduate Center Summer School for Undergraduates in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture
- Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), National Gallery of Art, multi-year Paid Internship for Careers in Museums: Applications available early 2022, contact Dr. Melanee Harvey by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- High Museum
- Hirshhorn Museum
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Mnuchin Gallery: Contact Dr. Melanee Harvey by email at email@example.com for more information.
- National Gallery of Art
- Phillips Collection
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
- Whitney Museum