Your faculty are involved in the following organizations. There are opportunities for students to get involved by attending conferences and presenting their own creative research or scholarship at these conferences. Attendance is an opportunity to meet your peers who are studying art at other institutions and is a useful step for students considering graduate school. Ask your faculty how to get involved.
The College Art Association is a national organization that promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art. The CAA works to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information among those interested in art and art history. Among its members are those who, by vocation or avocation, are concerned about and/or committed to the practice of art, teaching, and research of and about the visual arts and humanities. More than 13,000 artists, art historians, scholars, curators, collectors, educators, art publishers, and other visual arts professionals are individual members. Another 2,000 university art and art history departments, museums, libraries, and professional and commercial organizations hold institutional memberships. Membership is open to all individuals with an interest in art, art history, or a related discipline, whether by vocation or avocation.
The Society for Photographic Educators is the leading forum for fostering understanding of photography in all its forms and related media. SPE engages its worldwide membership and affiliated communities through a range of supportive platforms including conferences, events, and publications. The majority of SPE's members are fine art photographers, artists, educators, students, curators, critics, and historians. SPE is expanding as an international non-profit organization to develop a broader understanding of how photography matters in the world. SPE seeks to promote a wider understanding of photography in all of its forms and to foster the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship, and critical analysis.