Department of Art + Design


The Final Ascent by Ann Cunningham

USU's Communitas Brings Artists, Designers, Scholars to Logan Campus for Fall 2023

"The Final Ascent" by Ann Cunningham portrays Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mount Everest, standing on the mountain's south summit. Cunningham, who creates tactile illustrations for blind audiences, will speak at USU on Oct. 12. (Photo Credit: Ann Cunningham)

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Fazilat Soukhakian Usu Photography professor showcases her most recent projects

Fazilat Soukhakian: USU Photography Professor Showcases Her Most Recent Projects

Fazilat Soukhakian began her photography career in Iran, where she was one of very few women in photojournalism in the country. In that role, she often found herself in the middle of on-going political and social issues and change. Through those collective experiences, she discovered how photography could be a powerful storytelling medium.

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Tall ceramic watering can

Sara Naylor’s Print Series at the Library Portrays the Unseen Struggle

However illogical, it’s probably human nature to assume that the worst challenges and disasters happen rarely, while those that occur every day must be trivial. That said, nature cannot be made to follow our thinking. One example: Covid-19, a close relative of the common cold, touched the lives of everyone even as it went about upending jobs and educations and ending millions of lives.

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Tall ceramic watering can

Tall Watering Can by Carter Pasma

During my first year of graduate school, I noticed that the studio custodian used a plastic watering can to wet the floors before cleaning. If you’ve ever seen a plastic watering can, you know how awkwardly proportioned they can be. Seeing this watering can in use inspired me to make a sleek, ergonomic design of my own. This is a long process, so buckle up!

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BFA Capstone Exhibit

BFA Seniors Display Capstone Works

In room 209 of the Fine Arts Visual building, the artists have put together what they refer to as the Frida Kahlo Lounge. It’s a space in the studio with couches, artworks and a portrait of Kahlo herself. This was a comfortable space for Klint Johnson, a senior in the department of painting and drawing.

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interior architecture design students

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