Gotta go ... brb!

Learning about art and design in a classroom or studio can certainly prepare you for life after college, but there is no substitute for experiencing art in person. Our students travel near and far to enhance their learning experiences and encounter works of art and design across the country and around the world.

Our faculty regularly take students on regional and national trips to introduce them to the diverse worlds of creative and professional practice. Every year, Studio Art, Graphic Design and other majors travel to New York to visit studios and museums. Art Education and Graphic Arts and Imaging techonology students attend national conferences to network, attend panel sessions and present their work. Closer to home, our students have opportunities to visit Penland to tour the school and visit artists.

Graphic Design Independent Study Letterpress Printing

Penland, NC

GAIT Students at 2017 Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Conference

Houston, TX

Art Management Trip

New York, NY

The NY trip made me feel like design is something I could see myself doing and actually be good at. 

Sean Burgess, Graphic Design Student

Student / Alumni Review at NY Loft

New York Loft

One place our students always go is New York. Every year, faculty take students there to visit galleries, museums and artist’s studios. Appalachian’s New York Loft provides students with low cost accommodations and easy access to other opportunities including visits to galleries and museums, graphic design consultancies, and studios of practicing artists.