Art and Design


The Cleveland State University Department of Art and Design offers undergraduate degree programs in Art History, Design, and Studio Art.
The Department of Art and Design offers THREE areas of study:
Art History
Graphic Design
Studio Art
NEW! Creative Arts Intern Fellowship

Undergraduate students in the creative arts

  • Art, Design, Creative Writing, or Film majors
  • Junior or senior standing
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA


Deadline for applications: September 8 (Friday) by 5:00 PM

Scholarship Opportunities:

The 2024-25 Scholarship Application

Approximately $120,000 is awarded based on need and artistic merit, thanks to a generous gift from the estate of Gladys and Phillip Haddad. Learn more about the scholarship here.

  • Click here to apply (Early Deadline for High School Students Only)

Deadline: applications are due Monday, January 15, 2024, at 11:59 pm. Note this is the early deadline for current high school students only. There will be a second open deadline in April for all current and prospective CSU students.

Eligibility: Current and prospective full-time undergraduate ART majors seeking a first bachelor's degree and needing at least 24 additional credit hours for graduation who have not defaulted on a previous CSU Merit Scholarship agreement within the past year.

CSU/CIA post-baccalaureate program application

Currently Closed. Application for 2024-2025 opens in fall 2023

Contact Professor Mark Slankard ( with questions.

For more information about Art & Design
scholarships, click here!