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Prospective Students

Welcome to The W Department of Art and Design! We aren't your typical art department. We are instead a small, dynamic department with a family atmosphere. Our students are trained in small classes by professional artists, who are passionate about teaching and are eager to share their expertise both in and out of the studio. Beyond the classroom, our students are exposed to exciting contemporary art exhibitions in our spacious Eugenia Summer Gallery. Our student organizations help to mold our students by providing them with opportunities to develop leadership skills and community service.

Our programs are nationally accredited through the National Association of Schools and Design (NASAD), which insures the highest quality education for our students. Our BFA in Art Education is also approved by the Mississippi State Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

We hope you will take a few minutes to tour our virtual art gallery and the building! We would love to hear from you and are eager for you to visit our campus and the department.

Please contact Sherry Taylor at (662) 329-7341 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a tour or answer your questions!

Art Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are available for all incoming art majors. To apply, download and fill out the form below and submit to our department email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Applicants are encouraged to submit artwork one of two ways: submitting images electronically to the departmental email or personally deliver a well presented body of work in a clean and contained portfolio to the department main office.