Herron follows the requirements for curriculum distribution of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

19 major, minor and certificate options

70+studio spaces

10,000+square feet of exhibition space

Mission Statement

Herron School of Art and Design provides professional education in the visual arts for degree-seeking students and offers opportunities for creative exploration for the broader community. Herron's programs add value to our culture and economy, enhance quality of life, and contribute to the development of society at all levels.

Vision Statement

Herron School of Art and Design prepares its graduates to become leaders in a world that requires a unique combination of creativity, conceptual skills, and technical abilities. Through its distinctive academic programs, community collaborations, and faculty research and creative activity, Herron is a leader in the visual arts for the state of Indiana, across the country, and throughout the world.

Herron has prepared generations of students for meaningful careers as fine artists, designers, illustrators, teachers, historians, art therapists, and endless other professions that require the critical thinking skills built into a Herron degree.

A Herron faculty member talks through a project with her student.

Faculty who inspire

Herron faculty are nationally and internationally recognized artists and scholars. They give their time generously in the studio and the classroom, and they connect students with opportunities from their own professional networks.

Meet our faculty

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Degree programs