Department of Art

Admission to the Department of Art

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To become an Art student at Western Illinois University, you must first be academically admitted to the University. Admission to the Department of Art at Western Illinois University is open. A portfolio is not required. 


The Department of Art shares the Western Illinois University Core Values of Academic Excellence, Educational Opportunity, Personal Growth, and Social Responsibility. The Department also believes that intellectual and artistic development is built on a strong foundation of art, art history, and design fundamentals. This foundation is necessary for art students to realize their full creative and artistic potential.