Registered Student Organizations

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AIGA University of Arkansas Student Group For Design

collaborate. create. learn.

The vision of AIGA Northwest Arkansas is an inclusive, design-led Northwest Arkansas.

The mission of AIGA UARK Student Group is to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. Through a program of lectures, exhibitions, competitions and other projects in the public interest, AIGA seeks to:

  • Unite the creative community in Northwest Arkansas
  • Encouage excellence in the communication arts
  • Expand the role and influence of designers // @aiga.uark on instagram //

Contemporary Sculpture Society

To build a bridge of communication between sculpture students and the University community through art events, visiting artists, and a variety of activities.

Drawing and Painting Association (DAPA)

Looking to bring artists of national recognition within the fields of drawing and painting for lectures, as well as to promote the exhibition of art created by organization members.

To get connected, email the RSO at
DAPA on Facebook

Society of Art Historians

The Society of Art Historians is a student-run organization and registered RSO, which was created to provide a supportive community for all students at the University of Arkansas with an interest in art history. It is the mission of the group to enhance the intellectual and career development of students in art history, studio art and other related fields — and to provide a variety of opportunities for students to engage with and enjoy the visual arts.

As a student run organization, all events are developed and organized with the input of members. Past events organized by the Society of Art Historians have included: a behind-the-scenes tour of Crystal Bridges, led by the Curator of American Art, Dr. Kevin Murphy; a tour of the University of Arkansas Archeological Survey (which houses ancient Greek and Roman pottery and glassware); a guest speaker on the art of Pompeii (co-sponsored with Eta Sigma Phi, the Honors Classics Society); and trips to regional conferences (at which some of our members presented papers) . Our members come from a variety of majors, including Art History, Studio Art, English, and Comparative Literature. We welcome anyone with an interest in art history to join our society.

For more information about the Society of Art Historians and for information on becoming a full member, contact:

Michael Hartman
President, Society of Art Historians

The Association of Ceramic Enthusiasts

ACE is a student-run organization with the mission of increasing the visibility and impact of ceramics on-campus and in the local community. Our very active ACE members organize multiple events each year to help raise funds for visiting artists, offset costs for students who wish to attend the annual NCECA conference, and to help contribute to studio improvements. Active membership in ACE is an important part of the ceramic student’s development, helping to garner experience in organizing events, generating publicity, and selling works. If you are a student interested in participating in ACE, just ask any of your instructors and they will let you know when the next meeting is taking place.

ACE on Facebook

UA Photographic Society

The Photo Club of the University of Arkansas was created to give photography enthusiasts a chance to exhibit their photographic works to also meet and discuss current photo trends and tools. Photo Club of UARK will also help organize trips to photo conferences and photo exhibitions by influential photographers.

UA Photographic Society on Facebook