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Art Students get involved

Students in the school of art can have an even better experience at Ball State by becoming members of student chapters of national organizations within their specializations, or by participating in special interest clubs for art majors. All chapters and clubs are advised by School of Art faculty members.

The following student organizations offer special experiences and opportunities for students studying art at Ball State.

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American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)

This student-chapter of the national AIGA organization promotes an understanding of the graphic design profession and related issues. Activities include on-campus lectures by professionals in the design field, student social events, and field trips to design firms and printing companies.  

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BSU Art Education Club

This student chapter of the National Art Education Association provides orientation and support for students in the area of art education. This club sponsors projects to further the awareness of art education and art related topics on campus and in the community.

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Clay Guild

This organization is open to students that are clay majors or are students interested in ceramics. The Guild conducts fundraising activities and uses part of the funds for local community charities and the rest to travel to ceramics exhibitions and invite visiting ceramics artists to campus.

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Fine Arts League

This organization provides fine arts students with a forum for planning activities that are pertinent to their profession and interests in fine arts. The Fine Arts League encourages membership from all art majors.  

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Glass Guild

This organization is open to students that are glass or sculpture majors or are students interested in glass art. The Guild conducts fundraising activities and uses the funds to support the glass arts in the local and regional community, to support student travel to glass conferences and competitions, and to invite visiting glass and 3D artists to campus.

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Metals Guild

This organization is open to students that are metals majors or are students interested in small metals or jewelry. The Guild conducts fundraising activities and uses part of the funds for local community jewelry sale events and helps to bring metals artists and designers to campus for demonstrations and workshops, and organize student trips to regional and national conferences or exhibitions.

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