School of Art & Design

114 Ford Hall

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Phone: 734.487.1268

Fax: 734.487.2324


Art students at EMU enjoy specialized workshops, studios, Mac labs, and classrooms which allow them to develop a rich understanding of their chosen disciplines.

  • Ford Hall is the home of Graphic Design, with a full MAC lab, its letterpress area. Art History and Art Education classes are also held here.
  • Sherzer Hall is a distinctive space to explore 2D Foundations, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, and Time-based Media. Metalsmithing, 3D Foundations, Furniture Design, and a full woodshop are in the adjacent building of Briggs Hall.
  • The Sculpture Studio is relatively new with a foundry, full woodshop, and work areas.
  • The Ceramic Studio has complete with a set of wheels for throwing clay vessels, a kiln room, a glaze room, and a highly functional classroom space.


Galleries in the School of Art & Design run monthly exhibitions and receptions from August through May. Exhibitions include a vast range of works from representational pieces to non-objective imagery. Works are presented in a broad spectrum of formats from traditional to installation and time based media. Our gallery program hosts an annual lecture series, frequently in tandem with what is happening in the galleries. Artists and art historians who come to lecture at EMU are typically well renowned in their discipline. For more information about our galleries and exhibitions, visit the Exhibitions and Events page. 

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