Leadership and Learning Opportunities
Purdue University offers several opportunities for Visual Communications Design students to engage in co-curricular opportunities and to develop their leadership and design potentials while making life-long friendships. For a full list of student organizations visit Purdue University Boiler Link and Student Organizations & Involvement. Below is a partial list of opportunities.
Student Organizations and Clubs
AIGA, the professional association for design, is where design professionals come to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.
The Purdue Chapter of AAF is committed to offering the students of Purdue University the opportunity to explore the Advertising industry while expanding and applying their professional skills, knowledge, experience, and networking
Purdue University ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter is a student chapter of the ACM SIGGRAPH organization, which is an acronym for Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques.
Purdue University's premier news magazine. Entirely student-run and operated with high-quality monthly magazines, we hold weekly meetings on campus.
The Anvil is a student-run coworking space at Purdue University. Started in 2013, it operates as a cornerstone of entrepreneurship in West Lafayette. Located across from the Purdue Memorial Union, we’re a centralized place open 24/7 for student and community members to collaborate and work on awesome projects and businesses.
Students Growing Sustainable Communities is a Purdue University student organization powered by highly motivated students to grow local and global communities through sustainability-focused projects.
Boiler Communication is a student-run public relations firm that provides various public relation services to other student organizations, non-profit organizations, and local businesses and companies in the Tippecanoe and surrounding areas.
The Purdue University Art History Student Organization's mission is simple: we strive to offer students as well as the community an institution where education and personal enjoyment combine to celebrate the arts.
Purdue Photography Club is made up of independent amateur photographers, ranging in skill from novice to advanced. Our meetings consist of photo critique nights, guest speakers, demos, and presentations. Anyone affiliated with Purdue may join the club.
Purdue Virtual Reality Club (PVRC)
Purdue Virtual Reality Club is an organization that aims to help Purdue students know more about the raising technology, virtual reality, and to create an environment for projects design.
Exhibitions & Competition Awards
The Art and Design Juried Undergraduate Exhibition is an annual juried exhibition organized by the Department of Art and Design and shown in the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries. All works may be priced for sale.
Westwood Exhibition Semiannual Juried Art Competition
This is a juried graduate and undergraduate art and design exhibition at Westwood, the residence of Purdue University’s president. All works may be priced for sale.
In the third year of study, graduate students focus on production of their MFA exhibition and thesis.
Scholarships and awards are available if you are majoring in the visual or performing arts at Purdue.
Senior Portfolio Award Night
A late spring presentation of student portfolios followed by an award reception.
Purdue Study Abroad oversees more than 300 different programs in over 50 countries. To determine which program is right for you, determine your academic, professional, and personal goals, desired timetable, and potential constraints, click here. Also, visit Purdue Study Abroad Office for additional information. Follow this link to meet Purdue Study Abroad Ambassadors.
Students are actively involved in volunteering at Purdue. Local non-profit organizations constantly look for Visual Communications Design students to engage in design opportunities. Volunteer opportunities are posted on bulletin boards in the VCD labs and can also be disseminated directly by the faculty, via listserv and Visual Communications Design Network Facebook Group.
DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN
Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts
552 W. Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494.8662
Fax: (765) 496.2076
The Visual Communications program at Purdue University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
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