Student Opportunities

ESU’s Art + Design Department alumni are working in diverse occupations such as graphic and advertising design, web design, retail display design, art therapy, art management, industrial design, painting, ceramics, printmaking, education and sculpture. Explore Internships. Real world experience is an important part of your ESU education and you are encouraged to do an internship during your junior or senior year. Art + Design Department faculty or the University Career Services Office can help you find the right opportunity. Recent interns have worked in graphic arts studios, state and county art organizations, historical societies, museums, art galleries and publishing companies.

 

Internships

Real world experience is an important part of your ESU education. Internships are required in the Design concentration and highly encouraged in the Fine Art and Art History concentrations. Art + Design Department faculty or the University Career Services Office can help you find the right opportunity to fit your field of interest or you can seek out an opportunity on your own. The possibilities are endless. Recent interns have worked in graphic design studios, state and county art organizations, historical societies, museums, art galleries, and publishing companies.

 

Scholarships

Many scholarship opportunities are available to students in the Art + Design program. They include the prestigious Three Sisters Annual Art Scholarship, the Excellence in the Arts Annual Award, and the Cohen Memorial Art Award. For more information, click here.

 

Student Employment

Work study opportunities are available each semester for students interested in working as a gallery assistant in the Madelon Powers Gallery and/or learning first-hand the day-to-day operations of a university art & design department office.

 

Alumni

ESU’s Art + Design alumni are working in diverse occupations such as graphic design, advertising, web design, retail display design, art therapy, art management, industrial design, painting, ceramics, printmaking, education, and sculpture. Some recent graduates have worked as junior, associate, and senior designers  at NBC Studios on the 2014 Olympic Campaign, Zen Design Firm,  Audible.com, Allen & Goel Marketing Company, & Momental Designs. Some students have gone on to attend graduate school at prestigious institutions like MICA (Maryland Institute of College of Art). View alumni websites here.

 

AIGA Student Chapter

Art + Design majors are provided a unique opportunity to become a member of the prestigious AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts). Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest, largest, and most distinguished professional membership organization for design. The ESU Student Chapter of AIGA provides each student with access to the same resources as professional graphic designers.

 

Student Art Association

President: Angel Rodriguez
Vice President: Aisha George
Secretary: Celeste Hylton-James
Treasurer: Chris Hingley

Faculty Advisor: David Mazure

The Student Art Association of East Stroudsburg University is funded by the Student Activity Association and provides enrichment for students, campus, and community. Students organize, plan, and develop cultural projects for the campus and local communities. The Student Art Association thrives on opportunities where all members can put their creative abilities to the test to aid campus and local entities in their imaginative pursuits. Membership in the Student Art Association is open to any student interested in creative pursuits on campus.

Past and continuing projects include:

• Oh, the Humanity! Zombie Walk: a fundraiser for our local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Each art association member is trained in the art of special effect zombie make-up). Custom make-up is then applied to all participants in preparation for a zombie walk around town. {Read the article on the Pocono Record}

• The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition (hundreds of dollars in prizes!). Sponsored by Music in the Mountains, The Pocono Guild of Craftsmen, the Art Department, and the annual Comic-thon fundraiser.

• The Annual 12-Hour Comicthon: a grueling, yet fun, fundraiser for our Juried Exhibition where students and members of the community draw comics for 12 hours straight!  {Read the article in the Stroud Courier}

• Henna Party: a collaboration with the ESU’s Muslim Student Association. Members of the Art Association paint henna tattoos on all participants.

• Monthly, campus-inspiring, Chalking Events: keep your eyes out for chalk murals as you make your way around campus!

Come to our next meeting in Room #103 of the Fine & Performing Arts Center every Thursday at 2:00 pm. Membership in the Student Art Association is open to any student interested in creative pursuits on campus. Bring ideas, opportunities, or just some enthusiasm!

For more information contact: Professor David Mazure at (570) 422-3612.

 

Student Art Exhibitions

Every year, students are encouraged to submit up to three pieces of artwork produced in Art + Design classes during the fall semester to be included in the Fall Semester Review Exhibition in the Madelon Powers Gallery. In the spring, students are encouraged to submit up to three pieces of artwork in the Student Art Association’s Annual Juried Art Exhibition. These are two great opportunities for our students to put their work on display to share with the ESU and local community. Local and regional professional artists and designers are invited to jury this exhibition in which their are hundreds of dollars in prize money. There are also opportunities available in local art galleries including the Living Room gallery that hosts a monthly exhibition open all student artists and designers from ESU.

 

Guest Speakers

Every semester the Art + Design Department faculty host guest speakers to provide students with access to artists and designers that are currently working in creative fields. These highly-acclaimed, award-winning speakers provide an essential supplement to each students’ classroom experience. Some recent guest speakers include: ceramic artists Brenda Quinn and David Stabley, Mark Randall of Design Ignites Change, 3D print designer and entrepreneur Doug Bucci, Thomas Mann, Craig Welsh, Mike Dawson, and Ajean Ryan. Many of our guest speakers provide skills workshops that are open to both the campus and local communities. Recent workshops include: advanced ceramic techniques, comic book illustration, and art & sustainability. In 2014, students travelled to The Society of Design in Harrisburg, PA for an event with Michael Beirut, Natasha Jen, and Emily Oberman from Pentagram.

 

The Art + Design Department offers two degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts in Art + Design with concentrations in Design, Fine Art, and Art History and the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts.

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