Visual Arts Program
Our Visual Arts program is a community of students and teachers committed to the advancement of creative expression and scholarly research in the visual arts.
Our nationally recognized faculty empowers and encourages innovation, social engagement, and critical thinking with a hands-on approach. We offer a cutting edge program in visual arts, art history, visual communication design and art education. It is the most comprehensive Visual Arts Program in the state of Kentucky, all the while, being the most affordable 4-year program in the region.
It is the mission of the NKU Gallery to be a premiere venue for the exhibition of high quality art works
from regional, national, and international artists. The gallery will serve as an exhibition forum for the community and region to view the work of traditionally under represented groups and individuals who have contributed to the richness and diversity of our region. To this end, the gallery will strive to create educational opportunities through outreach programs, experimental projects and institutional collaborations. We are committed to providing NKU art students the opportunity to exhibit their artwork at the end of their university experience. We are committed to exhibiting artwork in a broad range of media that engages in challenging ideas and unique methodologies with the goal of providing the university, community and region with examples of excellence in the visual arts.
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Or by appointment. For more information call David Knight at 859-572-5148 or email Knight@nku.edu
Students majoring in Visual Arts may compete yearly for scholarship support.
If you would like to apply for scholarship support you must fill out the NKU Visual Arts Program Scholarship Application and submit your work according to the guidelines. Additionally, the Visual Arts program at Northern Kentucky University is pleased to offer two art scholarships for our incoming freshman students. Students who are majoring in Visual Arts, and have officially applied at NKU may compete for scholarship support. Two Visual Arts Freshman Scholarships will be awarded, each for one semester of in state tuition. Several alternates will also be chosen.
Each year, more and more NKU undergraduates, graduate students, student teachers, and faculty are getting involved in studying, interning, working, and volunteering abroad.
Please select an option below to learn more about available programs.
Note that all programs listed are approved by the Office of Education Abroad. If you'd like to propose a program that is not listed here, please contact Anne Perry to discuss the approval process.