Student Guilds & Organizations


Student Guilds

The Eye

Student-based collective exploring artistry in all its vast forms. The Eye is centered on bridging the gap between students interested in the arts but uninvolved with the arts department by facilitating exploration of creativity, establishing connections between artists, and promoting creative projects and processes. Open to all students.

Arts & Creative Expression (ACE)

The Arts and Creative Expression Residential Learning Community (ACE) is a program where students live together in Parmelee Hall as a community to explore the visual and performing arts in a collaborative environment. Open to incoming first year students in the departments of Art and Art History, and Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Art History Association (AHA!)

Sponsors events for lovers of art history, including visits to museums, discussions of art, and professional development panels on topics like museum internships and graduate school in art history. AHA! also hosts the annual CSU Art History Symposium, where undergraduate students present original research in art history.


Master of Visual Arts Association (MoVAA)

Supports the professional and artistic development of graduate students in the field of Visual Arts in exploring group exhibition opportunities, and opportunities to lead and attend workshops and artist talks. Open to all graduate students.

National Art Education Association Student Chapter

Chapter of the National Art Education Association that provides access to professional support, networking opportunities, and funds to support travel to the Colorado Art Education Association yearly conference.


Pottery Guild

Advancing awareness of and learning about ceramic arts at CSU and in the Fort Collins community. Open to all students.

Fibers Guild

Creating space where students can explore ideas, be a part of a community where they can exhibit their work and hear from professional artists in the field. Open to graduate and undergraduate students.


Metalsmithing Guild

Supporting professional development through product and business development, event planning, networking with the larger metalsmithing field, and peer-based community building. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Painting Guild

Brings general interest to the painting area and celebrates a shared love for painting in and beyond the Art & Art History community. Meets regularly to organize activities such as painting sessions, discussions, exhibitions, artist visits and talks and other events. Painting faculty offer guidance and support when the guild may need it.  Open to all undergraduate and graduate students that share interest in painting.