The NCCU Department of Art is found in the Fine Arts Building that is on the left as you face the Hoey Administration Building’s front entrance. The Department occupies a big space with three floors and 23,370 square feet. There are classrooms, studios, a student art gallery, two smart classrooms, offices, and computer labs. The studios include space for drawing, painting and design, and areas for gas kilns, etching and screen printing presses, pottery wheels and equipment for sculpting. The computer labs feature Apple Computers and current versions of the Adobe Suite. An array of digital tools are available for students use.
Adjacent to the Department of Art is the Department’s NCCU Art Museum. The museum’s permanent collection focuses on works of African-American Art in keeping with NCCU’s identity as a Historically Black College/University. There are also some works of African Art. In general the museum’s collection reflects the diversity of style, technique, media and subject matter necessary for teaching African-American Art History and traditional art history courses within the Department of Art. The museum’s annual schedule of activities includes temporary exhibits of works from other museums, various retrospectives, and faculty and student art shows.