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Welcome from the Chair...

You will find the program here is one of the Midwest's “crown jewels". Over the course of the past twelve years, we have, through university and private initiatives, made an investment of more than 2.5 million dollars ensuring our facilities are second to none. This has resulted in superior studios, two state of the art computer labs, software, tools, and numerous safety upgrades.

Our faculty is a community of creative people devoted to their fields of art and design. They include nationally and internationally recognized artists, designers, art educators, and art historians. Truly a personable group of people who are united toward a common goal: providing a quality, individualized, world-class education.

Students are involved in both the social life and decision-making of the Department through the Art Student Association, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the Art Education Student Association. Art and Design scholarships are available. Additionally, many EKU students receive partial or full assistance for their entire degree program through the University's scholarshiploan, and work-study programs.

Our areas of study include: Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. The facilities in every studio area, classroom, computer labs, and the Giles Gallery, are excellent and equal to many graduate-level programs at the largest universities.

We are home to the Giles Art Gallery and just a short drive from some of the most impressive museums & galleries in the Midwest. The region also feeds a major national market for graphic design.

Let me personally invite you to visit and tour our facility. Make arrangements by e-mailing me at or calling 859-622-1629. We welcome you to sit in on some of our classes, view a gallery show, or to speak at length with a faculty member in your area of career interest.

Ida Kumoji- Ankrah, Chair
Professor, Graphic Design
Department of Art & Design
Eastern Kentucky University

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