Create Yourself in the CCA Department of Art and Design

Important Dates

  • Art Education BFA Portfolio Review, Friday, January 14, 2022
  • MLK Day, no classes, January 17, 2022
  • Paper and Clay opens, January 31, 2022



Paper & Clay

Applications are now open for the 5th Annual Paper & Clay Exhibition 2022. This is a national juried exhibition for current BFA & MFA students.

USU Honors Class Helps Cache Humane Society Find Dogs Homes Through Media Representation

During the fall 2021 semester, students in Dr. Laura Gelfand's USU 1330 class “Civilization: Creative Arts” took up the cause of man’s best friend. Working with the Cache Humane Society, these students, who were enrolled in a Community-Engaged Learning Honors course, experimented with ways in which media representations could help dogs, and a few cats, find forever homes. Read more about the project in  Utah State Today.

Byzantium: Trade, Treasure, Tradition

This virtual exhibition explores the art of Byzantium as an expression of this interconnectedness. By viewing Byzantine art and objects through the lens of five different themes -- art making and materials, liturgy and ritual, luxury, power, and textiles -- we are able to examine the ways in which Byzantines manifested their values, statuses, traditions, and global connections through visual culture. You can view the virtual exhibition in Digital Commons.

USU Interior Architecture & Design is currently ranked 8th in the top 20 Interior Design Schools

A career in interior design can be a fruitful one. Fulfilling those goals, however, will mean getting an education that can make that happen. Among the many considerations that should be considered when choosing a school for interior design, two are among the most important. One of those factors, tuition, is essentially universal for nearly everyone. Another important factor is the graduation rate because accomplishing those goals begins with finishing your degree. You can learn more at

USU Graphic Design students collect AIGA Awards

Each year the Salt Lake City chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) host the AIGA 100 Show, an awards exhibition of the top 100 pieces of graphic design created across the state of Utah. This year, three USU graphic design students received AIGA merit awards and were featured in the exhibition. Kate Griffin won one of the three Student Copper Ingot Awards, which is considered the top graphic design honor for student work in the state. Congratulations USU Students!

AIGA Student Copper Ingot Award

Katie Griffin ('21)

AIGA Student Merit Awards

Brooke Nielson ('22)
Elle Mortneson ('22)
Ryker Marble ('21)

2021 Student to Watch by GDUSA Magazine

Kate Auman ('15) was named as the 2021 Student to Watch while finishing up her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art last spring!

Congratulations to David C. Wall on his recent publication!

From Street to Screen: Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep

Charles Burnett's 1977 film Killer of Sheep is one of the towering classics of African American cinema. From Street to Screen: Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep is the first book-length collection dedicated to the film and designed to introduce viewers to this still relatively unknown masterpiece. Beginning life as Burnett's master's thesis project in 1973, and shot on a budget of $10,000, Killer of sheep immediately became a cornerstone of the burgeoning movement in African American film that came to be known variously as the LA School or LA Rebellion. By bringing together a wide variety of material, this volume covers both the politics and aesthetics of the film as well as its deeper social and contextual histories.