The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, founded in 1865, is today considered one of the premier art schools in the country. There are over 500 undergraduate majors and 162 graduate students pursuing courses in art history and studio practice. An internationally distinguished faculty of 52 artists and art historians direct a wide range of programs. Studio areas include ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, digital media/computer arts, photography, textiles, printmaking, and sculpture. The Department of Art History offers programs in Classical art, Medieval art, Renaissance and Baroque art, Modern art, the art of Africa, Oceania, and Pre-Columbia America, Asian art, and art theory. The curriculums are enriched by an active school exhibition gallery with visiting artists and art historians.Facilities include large studios and classrooms specifically designed to present visual material. Many resources are available to students such as the SoFA Slide Library which contains an outstanding collection of over 320,000 slides. The Fine Arts Library contains over 90,000 volumes and the exceptional collections of the Indiana University Art Museum are without compare.The Henry Radford School of Fine Art is accredited by NASAD, The National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
International Graduate and Undergraduate applicants must follow the requirements of the Office of Admissions, International Admissions. International students applying for graduate programs must also submit a portfolio and demonstrate language proficiency.