Joining a student organization within the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design is a great way to build your portfolio and gain professional experience outside the classroom. Collaborate with like-minded students in a supportive environment, plan events and exhibits, and work with visiting artists.
Eskenazi School student organizations + studio art guilds
IIDA at IU is the Indiana University Bloomington chapter of the International Interior Design Association. We are primarily a networking club for anyone who is majoring, minoring, or interested in the field of Interior design. We strive to connect students with each other and industry professionals to increase their academic success and future career goals.
IIDA Indiana Chapter Mission Statement:
The mission of the IIDA Indiana Chapter is to provide opportunity to share knowledge through community and to promote interior design as a profession that supports health, safety, and welfare to the general public.
The Master of Fine Arts Organization (MFAO) encourages educational, scientific, technical, and aesthetic development in the various fields of studio art. MFAO provides a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to studio area fields. The organization also fundraises to bring in visiting artists and publish a catalog of graduating M.F.A. student work.
The Retail Studies Organization (RSO) offers students a place to grow professionally and to prepare for their future in the retail industry. As one of the largest student organizations at IU, the RSO provides insightful, industry-focused experiences, such as on-site company visits, guest speakers, seminars, and more. RSO gives students the opportunity to engage and connect with industry executives as well as students interested in retail studies.
Studio area guilds + clubs
Studio area guilds and clubs allow students within a studio discipline to work together outside the classroom. Guilds and clubs put on art events for the campus and community, host guest artists, and explore art independent of curriculum.
Partnered with the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the AIGA Student Group at IU club is a community for Indiana University students with an interest in exploring many avenues in graphic design, no matter the skill level, and create a fun environment for them to meet students with the same interests. We provide workshops on a variety of topics, invite professional designers to give talks and connect with students, organize trips to conferences and events hosted by AIGA, share internships and job opportunities, and create a space for designers to have fun.
The purpose of the Ceramics Guild at IU is to expose the greater community of IU and Bloomington to ceramics through activities such as pottery/ceramic art sales, visiting artist workshops and lectures, open studio nights, community wood-firings, and conferences. Currently membership is open to students who have been accepted into the ceramics B.F.A. and M.F.A. program.
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The Fibers Student Organization helps students bring relevant fiber, textile, and material artists to Bloomington. Through fundraising and group activities, Fibers Student Organization develops relationships with other fine art programs and hosts events for the betterment of Indiana University and the Bloomington community.
The Metals Guild at IU aims to inform the community of Bloomington and beyond about the metal arts. Events and activities of the metals guild fund field trips, workshops, artist visits, and other events to benefit the students of Indiana University.
The Painting Guild is a group of Indiana University graduate painting students who promote professional development and community involvement in the arts through activities such as artist visits and lectures, figure drawing sessions, open studios, fundraisers, and exhibitions.
Print Workshop at IU strives to expose students, the greater community and Bloomington to print media through activities such as print shows, visiting artist workshops and lectures, conferences and other interactive events. We also work on collaborative projects throughout the year, such as book making and T-shirt printing, as well as participating in on-campus events such as First Thursdays. The club is open to all students interested in printmaking. Meetings are scheduled throughout the year.
Connect with the Print Workshop at IU on Instagram.
The Sculpture Guild supports and advances the professional lives and careers of its members, in addition to furthering the development and appreciation of the sculptural arts. The Sculpture Guild hosts visiting artist workshops and lectures, as well as community iron and bronze pours, and enables its members to attend conferences. Members of the Sculpture Guild affirm their support of the field and commit to the free exchange of information for the general benefit of all.
Connect with Sculpture on Facebook.
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There’s always something to do and unlimited opportunities to get involved, meet people, and try new things. With more than 750 student organizations at IU, there is something for every interest, hobby, and passion.
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