May Term

Many of our students choose to explore a different culture during a May Term trip. Although the trips are not all about art, they include elements involving the arts. Art is unavoidable in any cultural environment that you may visit. The Art Department has arranged various May Term trips specific to the arts, including trips to major museums in Europe, Malaysia, China, Mexico, and most recently, Ireland.

May Term Trip to China

China Trip - Art Department

May Term courses are also offered on-campus, past courses have included:

Camera Obscura

History of Modern Architecture


Drawing the Line Between Humans and Animals: Studio Experiments - The Media of Drawing

Taking It to the Streets: A Survey and Practice of Performance Art, which culminated in a public performance art piece at the Fourth Street Theatre in Downtown Des Moines.