Department of Art and Design


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The Cleveland State University Department of Art and Design offers undergraduate degree programs in Art History, Design, and Studio Art.
The Department of Art and Design offers THREE areas of study:
Art History
Studio Art

News & Announcements

Due to Cuyahoga’s County stay-at-home advisory, the Galleries at CSU has CLOSED and the “Ongoing Matter” exhibition has been cancelled.


Scholarship Opportunities:

The application for the 2020-21 CSU Merit Scholarship is CLOSED!

Visual Art Merit Scholarship (2020 application for reference)

The 2020-21 Visual Art Merit Scholarship application for the 2020-21 academic year is closed.  Check back in early 2021 for the new application.

CSU/CIA post-baccalaureate program application is closed!

Check back in early 2021 for the current application.

If you have graduated within the last five years, or if you are graduating in the spring semester, you are eligible to apply to the new CSU/CIA Post-baccalaureate program! Eight recent graduates in Art from Cleveland State University will be chosen. The students who are chosen will receive one-year scholarships to further their studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art, tuition-free. Lab and tech fees are reduced from the previous year. Contact Professor Mark Slankard ( with questions.