In both the undergraduate and graduate watercolor programs, students learn a variety of traditional and contemporary watercolor techniques while developing a unique and individual direction in their work. The overall goal of the program is to nurture and develop independent, creative thinking, as well as a dynamic artistic style. All levels of watercolor students participate in watercolor exhibitions at the Eagle Crest Conference Center, sponsored by the student organization Watercolorists at EMU. These exhibitions usually include openings, award presentations, and receptions.
In addition to participating in Watercolorists at EMU exhibitions and events, a number of graduate and undergraduate Watercolor students actively show their work in local, state and national exhibitions. Some program alumni also serve on the board of the Michigan Watercolor Society and have had their art featured in national publications.