Many of our students choose to explore a different culture during a May Term trip. 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. Although the trips are not all about art, they include elements involving the arts as art is unavoidable in any cultural environment that you may visit.
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.