Current Students

Student Forms

Click on the links below to download the appropriate forms (all will download and open as pdfs).


Advising Sheets - Major Requirements

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Safety in the Studio

Health and safety guidelines are distributed in class, based on the particular needs of a given studio or discipline. For more information specific to your area of study, please check the MSDS binders in each studio. Additionally, we have compiled the following list of general information for up-to-date safety information.

Art and Creative Materials Institute – Safety Art Hazards
Art Hazards: Internet & Library Resources (The Western Library)
Art Materials Information and Education Network (AMIEN)
Art Safety Training Guide (Princeton University)
CAMEO Conservation & Art Material Encyclopedia Online
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Online
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
TOXNET (United States National Library of Medicine)
United States Department of Labor: Occupation Safety and Health Administration
United States Environmental Protection Agency


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Scholarship Fund

The Department of Art and Design provides many scholarships to our students. These funds can be applied for through the process outlined in the student handbook.

We are thankful to our generous donors, who make these scholarships possible, including:

  • Eugenia Summer Fund
  • Mary Evelyn Stringer Fund
  • Helen Mullen Fund
  • Amy Byrnes Fund
  • Summer-Stringer Fund
  • Ralph Hudson Fund
  • Fine & Performing Arts Fund

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Student Organizations

Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity, Rho Chapter

MUW’s chapter (Rho Chapter) of Kappa Pi has a long, distinguished history.· Founded in 1938, we were the first chapter in Mississippi. Our student-driven Drawing Out Success Program supports the study of art at the high school level.· As part of that program, we host the annual Art in Autumn Auction and the Kappa Pi High School Invitational Art Exhibition.

Art majors are invited to join Kappa Pi in the spring semester and are selected based on their grade point average, number of art courses completed, and leadership potential. Dr. Beverly Joyce is the faculty sponsor for the Rho Chapter.

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Student Handbooks

Click here to download a pdf of the current Department of Art and Design student handbook.

This handbook is an addendum to the MUW Student Handbook and includes important information about the degree requirements and curriculum, as well as application forms for the Foundation Portfolio Review and scholarship funds.

Click here to download the official MUW university-wide student handbook.

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