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Department of Art 
College of Liberal Arts


With a commitment to academic excellence and practical experience, the Department of Art provides a solid foundation for those passionate about the arts. We offer a balanced exploration of art’s history and contemporary practices. Our curriculum emphasizes both theoretical understanding and hands-on training, preparing students for diverse opportunities within the field of art.

Creativity Matters

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.

Jackson State University was one of the first institutions in Mississippi to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The accreditation has been maintained since 1978. Jackson State University is proud to be an HBCU holder of this accreditation.

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Students who graduate from this program of study are able to work across a range of media, and are especially adept at the creative process within their chosen concentration. They are well grounded in history and theory, and have had many experiences and opportunities that enable them to practice art. With resources including multiple computer suites, a dark room, an expansive permanent collection and professional art gallery, the Department of Art offers students an opportunity to gain professional experience throughout their undergraduate degree. 


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The Department of Art is committed to providing students with a fundamental knowledge of Art, Design, and Art History through our Bachelor of Arts program. We focus on student centered learning that combines research and hands on application. 


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For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-2388.  

We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.



Johnson Hall


(601) 979-2388