Make the most of your time here

You go to college to do more than get a degree. You want it to be transformational, life-changing … and it will be. Most of our students will be in college only once. We want them to make the most of their time here, to succeed while at Appalachian and long after they graduate.

Our students work closely with the faculty and staff as they work toward completing their degree. Many of them take advantage of the department’s many opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom by getting involved with student organizations, traveling or undergoing internships.

I feel that all of our Amsterdam studio visits and discussions with designers, publishers, and artists will keep me inspired to continue refining my personal practice and keep in mind that as an artist I am part of a global community.

David Vertrees, Studio Art

Graphic Design Senior Studio Trip to NYC

Graphic Design Senior Studio Trip

New York — Fall 2017

Art Management Internship at Artspace in Raleigh

Art Management Internship at Artspace in Raleigh

Fall 2017

Studio Art Photography Course

Scotland — Summer 2017

Get involved in all your major/department has to offer. It will make it, and the university, feel more like a home to you.

Kyndal Hutchinson, Art Management

Students making a steamroller print at Print Fest 2017

Steamrolling a print?

'Steamroller’ woodcut prints are quintessentially collaborative. On April 1, 2017, Scott Ludwig’s Relief Printmaking class attended University of North Carolina Wilmington’s bi-annual Print Fest. Conceived as a community event that benefits local organizations, this event raised awareness and funds for the Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem volunteer program. In preparation for the event, teams of students collaborated on developing designs that embraced the mission of the organization, then hand-engraved the woodcuts for ‘steamroller’ printing  in the parking lot of UNCW’s Department of Art History.