Apply to receive funds specifically designated for Department of Art majors at MSU Denver. Contact the Department of Art office at 303-615-0300 with any questions.
Our generous donors provide several different scholarships to Department of Art students. Each of the scholarships has unique criteria for eligibility. Applications are available online and must be submitted by the given deadline.
For each of the scholarships, applicants must submit materials addressing the applicant’s background and qualifications for receiving the scholarship, such as a portfolio, a description of the applicant’s career plans, or a statement specifically addressing the eligibility criteria for that particular scholarship. Recipients of the scholarships are determined by a scholarship committee made up of Department of Art faculty and in some cases, the donor.
Below are the specific criteria for each of the scholarships. Please note, not every scholarship is available every year; the application will list the available scholarships for any given year. Eligibility requirements for each scholarship must be met at the time of application, as well as at the time of disbursement.
The purpose of the Endowment for Careers in the Arts is to assist students in their goal to have a career in the arts. This scholarship is intended for students of the Department of Art at MSU Denver.
The Lawrence B. Taishoff Communication Design Scholarship is established to provide scholarships to students pursuing the BFA in Communication Design degree so they have additional financial resources to purchase computer equipment and/or software suitable for meeting the demands of the Communication Design degree.
Technologies recommended through this scholarship award are managed by the Communication Design program and this scholarship. See Professor Lisa M. Abendroth for details.
Lawrence (Larry) B. Taishoff graduated from Duke University in 1955 and served in U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He was stationed in Germany before he joined Broadcasting Magazine in 1958. He quickly gravitated to the business side of the publication and soon took over its publishing operations. He was accredited as a White House correspondent and was a member of the White House Press Association. For many years he was co-author of the radio and television segment of the Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year. He was a trustee of the Washington Journalism Center and a member of the National Press Foundation.
After his father’s death in 1982 Lawrence B. Taishoff endowed an award in his father’s honor, presented annually at the NPF dinner. His interest in the Broadcast Pioneers organization led eventually to a major philanthropy, supporting the ever-enlarging Library of American Broadcasting, now located at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Lawrence B. Taishoff’s understanding of Communication Design shaped Broadcasting Magazine for 40 yrs. One example of this was the logo he created of a lightning bolt. The symbol of a bolt within a red rectangle was synonymous with the magazine itself. Everything from the granite carving atop the DeSales Street office to the pen sitting on his desk had that logo on it. As a result, this made it recognizable throughout the industry, and along with superior journalism, was a key factor to the publication’s success.
We hope the Communication Design Scholarship will help students keep pace with technological changes and methods in this field, along with providing the tools necessary to achieve this goal.
The scholarship recipient shall meet the following criteria:
Students should visit the Financial Aid webpage and complete a general scholarship application. See online application for details and eligibility requirements. The Lawrence B. Taishoff Communication Design Scholarship will appear on the next screen as a “recommended opportunity” for application.
NOTE: Applicants need only to have submitted a portfolio application for the BFA in Communication Design to be eligible for this scholarship. Applicants need not to have been accepted into the BFA in Communication Design at the time of their scholarship application.
Lisa M. Abendroth, Professor, Communication Design Program, Department of Art: [email protected]
Jacob Beaudrie, Finanacial Aid Office: [email protected]
In order to be qualified you must:
The Metropolitan State University of Denver Art Ed Club provides future art educators the opportunity to pursue professional development and volunteer opportunities. As advocates for visual arts education members of the art education club participate in regional conferences, partnerships with area schools and community out-reach work.
Learn more about Jewelry Design/Metalsmithing
An all-inclusive organization, the Art Guild coordinates events and actively encourages involvement the arts from the MSU Denver community and beyond. We also promote awareness, support, and provide a communication link between all MSU Denver art clubs. Among its activities, the Art Guild plans and organizes the annual student juried exhibition held at the Emmanuel Gallery.
Advisor: Summer Trentin [email protected]
Future Leaders of Design is MSU Denver’s student chapter of the AIGA dedicated to connecting communication design students with design community at large through events and discussions.
Future Leaders of Design Facebook page: Facebook for Future Leaders of Design
American Institute of Graphic Arts: http://www.aiga.org
Learn more about the BFA in Communication Design
Vicious Ink is associated with the professional organizations Mid America Print Council, Southern Graphics Council, and the American Print Alliance. The club brings in visiting artists, sponsors exhibition and portfolio exchanges with other universities, attends national and regional conferences, hosts print sales, and involve themselves with any activity to promote printmaking and learn to function within the profession.
Learn more about Printmaking
Multiple positions open in each category:
Please view all open student positions in Art, and look for the specific position you are interested in for more details.
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