Wichta State University

School of Art, Design and Creative Industries



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You’re already an artist.
We’ll show you how to be a professional.


In the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries at Wichita State University, we’ll transform the creative energy you already have into a dynamic career in the world of contemporary art and design. Whether it’s designing the latest app for a global client or learning how to inspire our next generation of creative practitioners, we empower your creative and professional ambitions with our Bachelor’s degrees in Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design and Studio Art, as well as an interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. All of our degree programs blend classroom learning and practical experience for a contemporary creative education unlike anything else in Kansas.

Make a lasting impact in the arts though our partnerships with museums, galleries, cultural institutions, local businesses and community organizations. These professional opportunities for creative collaboration and personal growth are a part of our cutting-edge curriculum – and so is international travel!  Students in the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries have taken their ideas on the road (and in the air!) – traveling to Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Cuba, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, England, Ireland and more! Through active engagement with creative ventures at home and abroad, Wichita State University gives you the experiences you’ll need to be an innovative local and global citizen.

Thrive in an environment where innovation and creative risk-taking are all around. Want to try your ideas on for size? PROJECTSPACE, PRINTSPACE, and Clayton Staples Gallery in McKnight Art Center are experimental exhibition environments where students and visiting artists alike can brainstorm, collaborate, express and critique. SHIFTSPACE Gallery, our premier art space located in the heart of Wichita’s downtown gallery district, is dedicated to exploring the newest frontiers of contemporary art and design. Our ongoing collaboration with the Ulrich Museum of Art means that you will engage some of the best art of our time, and leave our program as an innovative arts professional ready to stake your claim in the contemporary art and design world.

Make art and design your business at WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries.


See what being an ADCI student is all about:

Alumnus Landon Barton talks about how an internship through the School of Art & Design influenced his career as a graphic design professional.


Video of WSU student Christian Taylor, "Christian Taylor: Am I Art?,"  made by WSU students Jacob Riggs and Harrison Steele

Contact Us:
School of Art, Design and Creative Industries
McKnight Art Center, Main 
Office 302
Phone: 316.978.3555
Fax: 316.978.5418

The School of Art, Design and Creative Industries is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).