NKU | Visual Arts

OUR CAMPUS

OUR CAMPUS

SPATIAL ARTS

SPATIAL ARTS

Firepalooza - Bronze Pour
Ceramics & Sculpture Building
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

Spring Break 2015
Florence & Rome, Italy
PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

Student Work
Jesse Fox
DRAWING

DRAWING

PAINTING

PAINTING

PRINTMAKING

PRINTMAKING

NEW MEDIA ART

NEW MEDIA ART

Video, Installation & Sound Critique
NKU ART GALLERIES

NKU ART GALLERIES

BFA Senior Exhibition
FOUNDATIONS

FOUNDATIONS

Our innovative foundations experience focuses on hands on learning and individual attention from professors.
VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN

VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN

SPATIAL ARTS

SPATIAL ARTS

Ceramics
ART HISTORY

ART HISTORY

ART EDUCATION

ART EDUCATION

DRAWING

DRAWING

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Students and faculty take advantage of the Metropolitan surroundings. Field Trip to the American Sign Museum.
VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN

VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN

STUDY ABROAD - Florence, Italy

STUDY ABROAD - Florence, Italy

Spring Break 2015
STUDY ABROAD - Florence Italy

STUDY ABROAD - Florence Italy

PAINTING

PAINTING


The Department of Visual Arts at Northern Kentucky University is a community of students and teachers committed to the advancement of creative expression and scholarly research in the visual arts. The nationally recognized faculty enable and encourage innovation, social engagement, and critical thinking with a hands-on approach.

Our cutting edge program in visual arts, art history, visual communication design and art education is the most comprehensive Visual Arts Program in the state of Kentucky, all the while, being the most affordable 4 year program in the region.

The average advanced studio class has a 10:1 student to faculty ratio demonstrating our commitment to student success. Our students explore the past and engage the future.  Six computer labs, an innovative print studio, expansive ceramics and sculpture studios embrace new technology that hum with productivity and creative exploration.

Our award winning alumni, co-op opportunities, and excellent facilities within the learning environment of a metropolitan, liberal-arts university, make NKU an exceptional choice for college. Home to world class museums, galleries and networking opportunities, NKU can help jump start your career in the $135.2 billion arts economy.

VISUAL ARTS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Gaudi, architecture of Spain

Gaudi, architecture of Spain

Coast of Spain

Coast of Spain

Madrid Metro - Subway

Madrid Metro - Subway

Barcelona Street

Barcelona Street

Madrid at night

Madrid at night

Spain - Mosaics

Spain - Mosaics

High Speed Train in Spain

High Speed Train in Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Guggenhiem Museum - Bilbao

Guggenhiem Museum - Bilbao

Barcelona Beach

Barcelona Beach


SPAIN
Spring Break 2016

Study the art, history and architecture of Spain with Professors Marc Leone and Brad McCombs during Spring Break, March 4 - 13, 2016 in Madrid, Bilbao and Barcelona. 

We will travel to beautiful, cosmopolitan Madrid to view works by Velazquez, Goya, and others! Radiant Barcelona by the Mediterranean will be our backdrop for progressive breakthroughs in art by Picasso, Dali, and Miro, including stunning, fantastical architecture by Gaudi. Bilbao located in northern Spain, will surprise you with it’s Frank Gehry designed museum that houses many of the latest and best examples of international contemporary art on the planet.  

Travel Scholarships are available
Click here for TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

VISUAL ARTS NEWS & EVENTS

BFA Studio Senior Exhibitions
April 7 – 15, 2016    

BFA Studio Senior Exhibitions
April 21-April 29, 2016                           
Artist Reception: April 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Environment as Muse: Artist and Nature
April 29, 2016                          
Fifth Third Lecture Hall                         
Cincinnati Art Museum

Office: Fine Arts Center 312, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099         
                                                                
phone: 859-572-5421     |     fax: 859-572-6501     |     email: visualarts@nku.edu