Visual Arts Forum
This school-wide organization seeks to establish communication among the various disciplines and their students in the School of Art and Design. VAF is the umbrella funding source for the student guilds such as Design Associates. Student participation is vital and encouraged.
Scholarships & Awards
Each year students may submit materials in order to be considered for a number of scholarships, some of which are specific to areas or level of student. Information packages are made available in the Media Center when it is time to submit applications. All students are urged to apply.
Painting students are encouraged to submit their best work into competitive venues. One such venue is the Undergraduate Student Exhibition. Annually the School of Art & Design’s Gray Gallery sponsors a juried undergraduate exhibition. Faculty in each concentration in the school juries student work into the show and an outside juror is invited in to select work for discipline-specific and exhibition-wide awards. Another competitive venue that painting students are encouraged to participate in is The Rebel, ECU’s campus literary magazine’s annual competition. Work is juried in for an exhibition with awards and then publication in the annually produced publication.