The Department of Art provides students with a critical understanding of art, professional training in a range of artistic methods, opportunities to view traditional and contemporary modes of visual expression, and the chance to participate in competitive and professional activities.
Jackson State University’s location in the major metropolitan center of Mississippi provides unique opportunities for visual arts students. The Mississippi Museum of Art and the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, as well as numerous art galleries, are only blocks away.
The Department of Art at Jackson State University was the first art program in Mississippi to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The program has maintained its accreditation since 1978. To date, Jackson State University is one of only four HBCU schools with an accredited program in art.
Located in Johnson Hall, the Department of Art offers a range of exciting facilities.