Student Organizations


Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.”

AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future. We define global standards and ethical practices, guide design education, inspire designers and the public, enhance professional development, and make powerful tools and resources accessible to all.


The BSU Artist Guild is a student-based visual arts organization within the DFPA, here at Bowie State University. The purposes of this organization are:

  1. To raise and maintain a high standard of quality of visual arts and design on campus and in the community.
  2. To gain a greater insight and perspective about the production and teaching of art/design and contemporary concepts in the art world.
  3. To engage in service projects such as exhibitions, field trips, speakers, guest artists, workshops, etc.
  4. To promote a career both in the visual arts including and not limited to, fine arts, design, visual communication, new media, film/video production, animation and art education
  5. To provide a smooth transition from visual arts, visual communication, new media and art education preparation to professional practice.


Artist Guild Constitution - PDF