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If you decide to major in art at Western Michigan University, you will have a broad array of opportunities available to you. Specialties that you can explore during your education include:

  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Foundation Art
  • Graphic design
  • Metals/jewelry
  • Painting
  • Photography and intermedia
  • Printmedia
  • Pre-Art Therapy
  • Product design
  • Sculpture

Beyond the classroom

As an art student at WMU, you will benefit from the free exhibitions, special events and visiting artists programs sponsored by the Frostic School of Art.

You will also become familiar with the three large gallery spaces that make up the Richmond Center for Visual Arts. The Monroe-Brown Gallery is used for temporary exhibitions; the Netzorg-Kerr Permanent Collection Gallery houses special exhibits from the school's permanent collection; the Atrium Gallery is dedicated to sound and video art; and the DeVries Student Art Gallery is reserved for student and alumni exhibitions. A calendar of year-round public events allows thousands to learn about and enjoy regional and national modern and contemporary art.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in art are working as:

  • Teachers
  • Museum curators
  • Artists

Among the organizations they work for are:

  • Museums
  • Universities and colleges
  • Public and private foundations
  • Schools

Career Outcomes

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo

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