Hands-On Learning

Art student sketches in the Center for Visual arts atrium

Our art program emphasizes studio work in a variety of disciplines and also provides hands-on learning opportunities to organize and curate exhibits, implement effective graphic design and work within the Sioux Falls arts community.

At the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery in the Center for Visual Arts, art majors assist with all aspects of organizing and curating exhibitions. Students help design the gallery text and promotional materials, as well as exhibit layouts and installations.

You can also work as a gallery monitor or intern, assisting with cataloguing, framing and researching over 3,000 objects in the Carl Grupp Permanent Art Collection on campus. This collection includes past masters like Pablo Picasso, Käthe Kollwitz and Henri Matisse, along with regional and national contemporary artists Robert Aldern, James Cambronne and Carl Grupp. In addition, part of the gallery is reserved for student exhibitions.

In the community, graphic design students actively help nonprofit organizations and Augustana student organizations produce outstanding communications and marketing materials.

More about worldwide experience through the art department.

Augustana's policy on the use of nude models.