Department of Art and Design

Prospective Students

New Opportunities For Growth and Development

For all students we offer degree programs, exhibits, visiting artists lectures, and new media experiences that will help you find your place as an artist, designer, or art educator.

To become an Art student at Western Illinois University, you must first be academically admitted to the University: (Apply Now)

Admission to the Department of Art at Western Illinois University is open. A portfolio is not required to become a declared Art major.

(Note: Applications may be filed at any point during the school year prior to entering; however, early applications are encouraged.)

Transfer Student Credit Equivalency

Information about course equivalencies from a number of regional Colleges and Universities can be found on WIU's Transfer Articulation Handbook page. This Handbook can help determine how your courses will transfer to WIU and the Department of Art.

The information found in the Transfer Articulation Handbook page is updated weekly as course equivalents are subject to change. A course may have more than one equivalent based upon the student's declared major at the time of transfer; therefore prospective transfer students are advised to contact the Transfer Admissions Office.