The Division of Art is a multi-faceted program that offers 11 majors in the visual arts, including Photography, Painting, Illustration, Graphic Design, Media Design, Interior Design, Ceramics, Printmaking, Art Education, Pre-Art Therapy and Fine Art, and two minors: Fine Art and Art History.
The program is housed in two separate facilities, the Beard Art Center and Center Hall. The Beard Arts Center features a total of 13 studios and three Mac labs (two designated for general use and one for CAD and Media Design), as well as two photography wet labs; two lighting studios; two ceramic studios; a kiln shed; a frame and wood shop with spray booth; drawing, illustration and painting studios; a lecture hall; and two large galleries for professional visiting artists.
Beard Arts Center is located just inside IWU’s west entrance off South Washington Street, east of the John Wesley Administration Building, between the Maxwell Center and Goodman Hall. The main entrance (with access to art galleries and faculty offices) is located at the west end of the building. Entering campus from the west on University Boulevard (just north of South 44th Street), turn left (north) on John Wesley Court. Beard Arts Center is the second building on the right.
A large parking lot is located across the drive, south of the John Wesley Administration Building and the Beard Arts Center.