Welcome to the DSU Art Department

The Art Department at Delta State University has a long tradition of helping art students become successful, practicing artists with a lifelong passion for art. Our students have gone on to own their own graphic design firms or serve as Art Director for magazines and agencies. We can boast of a number of graduates who are active as painters, sculptors, ceramists, and art instructors. We are striving to continue this tradition of excellence by enhancing a number of areas. We have improved modern facilities with spacious studios which include an up-to-date graphic design computer lab, and a digital photography/video lab with state-of-art equipment. Our students also collaborate with students in the Delta Music Institute on multi-media projects. We have a strong and diverse faculty committed to helping students achieve their artistic goals.

Art Concentrations

We welcome you to explore our programs and invite you to come visit our department. Please feel free to call for an appointment or drop by at your convenience.

Study Abroad Programs in Art

We have initiated a new summer study program in western and central Turkey, visiting such sites as Ephesus, Cappadocia, Hagi Sophia, Pergamum and many others. We also offer summer study programs in Brazil, Vienna–one of the world’s foremost centers of art, architecture and music, as well as Italy to give students first-hand exposure to art masterpieces and renaissance culture. Other initiatives include a yearly four-day museum study program to such cities as New York, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Chicago, Houston and others to experience first-hand the works of the present and past masters.

Sculpture Garden

The Hazel and Jimmy Sanders Sculpture Garden serves as a hands-on sculpture lab with its biennial competition. Eight works from past competitions are installed around the Delta State campus.


Ron Koehler – Department Chair

Diane McCall – Secretary

Delta State University
Art Department and Wright Art Center Gallery
Box D-2
Cleveland, Mississippi 38733