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
Studio Art

Scholarship Opportunities:

The 2023-24 Visual Art Merit Scholarship application is open!

Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 11:59 pm

Click here for the application.

Approximately $40,000 in scholarships are awarded on the basis of artistic merit.

Eligibility: Current and prospective full-time undergraduate ART majors seeking a first B.A. 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.

Click here for more information about the Merit Scholarship.

CSU/CIA post-baccalaureate program application is open!

Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2023

Click here for the application details.

If you have graduated within the last five years, or if you are graduating in Spring Semester 2023, you are eligible to apply to the new CSU/CIA Post-baccalaureate program! Eight recent graduates in Art from Cleveland State University will be chosen. The students who are chosen will receive one-year scholarships to further their studies at the Cleveland Institute of Art, tuition free.

Application procedure: The application package requires 12 digital images or movies, a list of works, a personal statement outlining artistic and personal goals, and a resume.


All images must be submitted in JPG format. Image minimum size 1000x1000 pixels maximum 3000x 3000 pixels

Contact Professor Mark Slankard ( with questions.